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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 16,000 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.
196011911,318 Sketches Of Spain (500th)
by Miles Davis
196113211,979 King of the Delta Blues Singers (533rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621327,141 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,620 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,179 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,210 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,728 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,493 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509237,241 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539350,121 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,470,029

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.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:459
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,541
Average Rating: 77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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212.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:451
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,571
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:448
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,582
Average Rating: 80/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,646
Average Rating: 76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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215.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:434
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,650
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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216.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,661
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

1stUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:429
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,673
Average Rating: 74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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218.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:428
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,679
Average Rating: 74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:428
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,681
Average Rating: 72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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220.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,692
Average Rating: 76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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