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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 17,000 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.
196012212,008 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,268 King of the Delta Blues Singers (536th)
by Robert Johnson
19621427,915 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,444 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,190 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,179 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,506 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,352 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527246,012 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969564363,344 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8451,517,218

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.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,472
Average Rating:  72/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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212.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:486
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,486
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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213.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:479
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,513
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:460
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,597
Average Rating:  76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:457
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,616
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:450
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,643
Average Rating:  80/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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217.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,652
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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218.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,680
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,701
Average Rating:  73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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220.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,707
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 201 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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