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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 17,000 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.
196012212,331 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,663 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,226 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,943 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,247 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965267172,296 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,390 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,317 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537247,972 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570367,730 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8731,533,115

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.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:506
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,409
Average Rating:  72/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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212.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:495
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,437
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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213.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:479
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,505
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:479
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,507
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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215.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:477
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,512
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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216.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:463
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,579
Average Rating:  76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells
Year of Release:1965Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:460
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,595
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:456
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,611
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:454
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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220.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:450
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,652
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 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 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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