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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 25,000 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.
196021017,848 Sketches Of Spain (521st)
by Miles Davis
196124416,219 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,736 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,148th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,908 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,493 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,372 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,646 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,701 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,407 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969985478,395 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6501,958,725

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

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,825
Average Rating:  78/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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232.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:539
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,830
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,845
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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234.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,846
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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235.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:529
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,883
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:516
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,935
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

Crown Of CreationUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,957
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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238.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy
Year of Release:1965Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:511
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,963
Average Rating:  81/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:505
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,985
Average Rating:  76/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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240.

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,998
Average Rating:  79/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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