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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 24,000 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.
196020816,992 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124115,479 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,030 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,131st)
by Ray Charles
196328648,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (151st)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,713 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965404212,297 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,671 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,324 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968812304,171 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969940461,732 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5131,892,800

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

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,875
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:508
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,879
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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233.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:508
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,880
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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234.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:498
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,917
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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235.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:491
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,951
Average Rating:  75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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236.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,958
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:486
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,980
Average Rating:  79/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:485
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,985
Average Rating:  80/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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239.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:480
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,014
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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240.

Kinda KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:476
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,034
Average Rating:  74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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