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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 23,000 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.
196018916,853 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,942 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,848 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,100th)
by Ray Charles
196326847,772 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432339,795 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965385209,349 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,620 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967565472,907 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,576 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969894454,748 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2441,866,411

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
231.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:504
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,864
Average Rating:  79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Comme à la RadioFrance Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,872
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:501
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,874
Average Rating:  75/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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234.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:501
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,875
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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235.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:496
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,892
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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236.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:493
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,909
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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237.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,929
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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238.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:485
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,955
Average Rating:  80/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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239.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:482
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,966
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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240.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:481
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,971
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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