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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.
196020816,991 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,473 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,003 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196328648,387 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (151st)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,658 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965405212,210 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,483 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,326 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968815304,265 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969943461,837 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5211,892,631

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

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  78/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:648
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating:  77/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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213.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:646
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating:  74/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:641
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,418
Average Rating:  74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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215.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,487
Average Rating:  82/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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216.

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:606
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,517
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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217.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:594
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,558
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:586
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,586
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:580
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,601
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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220.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,621
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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