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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 14,000 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.
196011010,183 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,061 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,354 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,501 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,394 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,515 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,741 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,921 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464219,095 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969494324,164 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4961,359,931

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and Love.
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211.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:398
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,628
Average Rating: 78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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212.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:397
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,632
Average Rating: 78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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213.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:396
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,633
Average Rating: 73/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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214.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:390
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,664
Average Rating: 76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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215.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:389
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,666
Average Rating: 74/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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216.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:389
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,672
Average Rating: 72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:383
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,698
Average Rating: 76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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218.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:377
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,733
Average Rating: 78/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 3 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:17 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:376
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,742
Average Rating: 73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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220.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:376
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,744
Average Rating: 75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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