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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196016213,390 Sketches Of Spain (455th)
by Miles Davis
196118013,520 King of the Delta Blues Singers (568th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,301 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,153rd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,941 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425334,647 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965320188,081 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966349269,179 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967475429,855 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968633270,585 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969700401,571 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4781,672,069

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.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:548
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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212.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:547
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,432
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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213.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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214.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,443
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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215.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,448
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:540
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,463
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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217.

The Dock Of The Bay
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United States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:518
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,547
Average Rating:  79/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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218.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:517
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,552
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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219.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:510
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,587
Average Rating:  76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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220.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:491
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 59%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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