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Best Albums of the 1960s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
196013512,788 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,638 King of the Delta Blues Singers (552nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621658,309 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,117th)
by Ray Charles
196320039,640 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,750 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965288179,501 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966314257,387 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431413,703 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968585260,457 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969621385,806 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1271,602,980

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
211.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:533
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,418
Average Rating:  73/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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212.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:517
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,467
Average Rating:  66/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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213.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:516
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,472
Average Rating:  75/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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214.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:506
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,502
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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215.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,512
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:496
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,542
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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217.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:474
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,637
Average Rating:  72/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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218.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:471
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,646
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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219.

Comme à la RadioFrance Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:465
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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220.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:465
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,670
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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