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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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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.
196016514,543 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118112,699 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (548th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,536 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196322342,767 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425835,846 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326189,959 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,313 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502435,367 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968675274,742 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969721405,271 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,5961,693,045

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.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,430
Average Rating:  66/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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212.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:554
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,437
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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213.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:550
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,452
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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214.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,463
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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215.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,464
Average Rating:  79/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:544
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,468
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:538
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,496
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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218.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,523
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:527
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,539
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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220.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:521
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,563
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 593 59%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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