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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 16,000 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.
196011410,919 Sketches Of Spain (481st)
by Miles Davis
196112811,709 King of the Delta Blues Singers (507th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,825 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,320 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420230,025 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965257163,948 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275235,300 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380377,129 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968497233,706 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969528346,119 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6761,451,000

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.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:365
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:3,016
Average Rating: 73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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232.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:357
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating: 64/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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233.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:354
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,086
Average Rating: 78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,138
Average Rating: 70/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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235.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,141
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:346
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,151
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:341
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,199
Average Rating: 74/100 (48 votes)
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238.

The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe DeathUnited States John Fahey
Year of Release:1965Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1965:23Rank Score:340
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,217
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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239.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells
Year of Release:1965Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1965:24Rank Score:339
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,225
Average Rating: 77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

Volume TwoUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:68Rank Score:338
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,236
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 11 1%
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