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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 16,000 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.
196012111,651 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113412,353 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,566 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,106th)
by Ray Charles
196317336,511 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,834 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,499 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,323 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967392388,759 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968514241,799 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969546356,931 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7671,496,226

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.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,560
Average Rating: 75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 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:28 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:458
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,570
Average Rating: 77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:456
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,584
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:451
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,607
Average Rating: 80/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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215.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,615
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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216.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,666
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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217.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,675
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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218.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:434
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,683
Average Rating: 73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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219.

1stUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,694
Average Rating: 74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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220.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:428
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,711
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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