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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 24,000 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.
196021017,401 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,709 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,215 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,861 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,675 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,387 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,374 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,127 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5621,906,581

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

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:652
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,411
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:648
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,422
Average Rating:  76/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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213.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:641
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,442
Average Rating:  74/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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214.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,495
Average Rating:  82/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,520
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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216.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:606
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,546
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:588
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,603
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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218.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:585
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,610
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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219.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  80/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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220.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:577
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,637
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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