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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 15,000 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.
196011310,616 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621246,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,277th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,643 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419529,598 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251161,673 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269232,008 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373371,751 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487229,645 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,747 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6251,429,025

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

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,571
Average Rating: 79/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:433
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,577
Average Rating: 78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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213.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,582
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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214.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:419
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,634
Average Rating: 72/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:414
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,656
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:410
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,675
Average Rating: 74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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217.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:408
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating: 76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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218.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:400
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,735
Average Rating: 74/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:394
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,765
Average Rating: 76/100 (28 votes)
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220.

Father Of Folk BluesUnited States Son House
Year of Release:1965Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:387
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,791
Average Rating: 75/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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