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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.
196013312,480 Sketches Of Spain (477th)
by Miles Davis
196115212,366 King of the Delta Blues Singers (569th)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,362 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,104th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,430 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422632,868 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965284179,580 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966311255,379 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967428410,987 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968580259,524 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969617382,875 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0941,593,851

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.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,803
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:436
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,806
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,829
Average Rating:  72/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,845
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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235.

What We Did On Our HolidaysUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,865
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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236.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:413
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,934
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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237.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:413
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,936
Average Rating:  72/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:409
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,965
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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239.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:407
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,985
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:407
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,987
Average Rating:  75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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