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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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
211.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:452
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,556
Average Rating: 74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,564
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:448
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,572
Average Rating: 75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:442
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,602
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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215.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:439
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,621
Average Rating: 75/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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216.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:429
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating: 76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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217.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating: 72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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218.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,677
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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219.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,683
Average Rating: 81/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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220.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:61Rank Score:419
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,709
Average Rating: 72/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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