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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 18,000 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.
196013212,986 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,717 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621598,261 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,100th)
by Ray Charles
196319639,258 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,466 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965278176,914 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966307251,474 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967421409,214 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968566257,403 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969601380,171 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0291,580,865

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.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:500
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,501
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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212.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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213.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:486
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,565
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:29 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:476
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,605
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:468
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,648
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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216.

Comme à la RadioFrance Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:464
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,663
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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217.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:463
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,681
Average Rating:  75/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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219.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:459
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,695
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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220.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:458
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,699
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 43 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Germany 10 1%
France 10 1%
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