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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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:471
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,513
Average Rating: 78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,563
Average Rating: 75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:456
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,585
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 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:454
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,601
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:452
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,609
Average Rating: 80/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:448
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,625
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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217.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,668
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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218.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:436
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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219.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,677
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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220.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:434
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating: 73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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