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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.
196015813,029 Sketches Of Spain (472nd)
by Miles Davis
196118013,824 King of the Delta Blues Singers (560th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,432 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,732 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,486 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,001 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346266,861 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,621 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628268,757 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969677398,802 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4351,659,545

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.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:551
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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212.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,424
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,440
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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215.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,460
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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216.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:526
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,491
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

The Dock Of The Bay
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United States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,516
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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218.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:510
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,551
Average Rating:  76/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,557
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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220.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:481
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,675
Average Rating:  72/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 46 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 102 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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