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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 23,000 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.
196019016,850 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,971 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (632nd)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,850 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196326847,766 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432439,758 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,170 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,607 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566472,862 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,642 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,402 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2501,865,878

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.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:637
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,396
Average Rating:  79/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,442
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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213.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1969:56Rank Score:619
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,455
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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214.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,464
Average Rating:  81/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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215.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,471
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:588
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,543
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 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:572
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,593
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,598
Average Rating:  82/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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219.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,601
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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220.

The Dock Of The Bay
Compilation
United States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:568
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,613
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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