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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.
196011510,958 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196112911,679 King of the Delta Blues Singers (510th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,853 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,484 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,838 A Hard Day's Night (202nd)
by The Beatles
1965257164,220 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,435 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967381377,997 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968497234,136 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969531346,553 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6851,453,151

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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211.

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 1960s211Overall Rank:2,564
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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212.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,568
Average Rating: 75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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213.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:442
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,599
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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214.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:441
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,611
Average Rating: 74/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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215.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,631
Average Rating: 75/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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216.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:430
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,660
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:420
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,699
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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218.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:61Rank Score:419
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,703
Average Rating: 72/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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219.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:418
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,713
Average Rating: 72/100 (27 votes)
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220.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:415
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,731
Average Rating: 81/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Italy 12 1%
Netherlands 11 1%
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