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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 18,000 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.
196012912,760 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,360 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,080th)
by Ray Charles
196319138,355 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,904 A Hard Day's Night (211th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,724 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,012 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420404,871 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,896 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,579 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,562,031

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.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:504
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,460
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:500
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,475
Average Rating:  74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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213.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,509
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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214.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:469
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,592
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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215.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:469
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,593
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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216.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,641
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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217.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:459
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,656
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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218.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:458
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,659
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 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:21 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:455
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,670
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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220.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:454
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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