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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 15,000 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.
196011210,529 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196112411,418 King of the Delta Blues Singers (500th)
by Robert Johnson
19621226,726 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,266th)
by Ray Charles
196316434,521 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419029,152 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965248160,637 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966265231,651 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967369370,314 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968482229,179 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969519338,856 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5951,422,983

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
231.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:358
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,978
Average Rating: 72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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232.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,051
Average Rating: 70/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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233.

The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe DeathUnited States John Fahey
Year of Release:1965Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1965:23Rank Score:343
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,089
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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234.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:339
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,127
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
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235.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:339
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,133
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,157
Average Rating: 74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

Kinda KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:24Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,158
Average Rating: 73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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238.

Comme à la RadioFrance Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,166
Average Rating: 75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:334
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,173
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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240.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:19Rank Score:332
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,195
Average Rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 193 19%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 608 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
France 15 2%
Italy 12 1%
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