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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 26,000 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.
196021417,927 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,562 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,797 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330650,826 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196436743,764 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965420224,231 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,978 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,954 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,569 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,660 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7741,992,268

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

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:677
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  74/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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212.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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213.

The Dock Of The Bay
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United States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:671
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,440
Average Rating:  79/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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214.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:666
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,450
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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215.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:655
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,482
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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216.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,485
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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217.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,486
Average Rating:  78/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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218.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:41Rank Score:647
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,514
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:642
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,532
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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220.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,563
Average Rating:  82/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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