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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.
196013312,973 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,688 King of the Delta Blues Singers (534th)
by Robert Johnson
19621608,270 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196319739,342 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,702 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965280177,574 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966309252,204 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967424409,811 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968568258,289 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969608382,194 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0481,586,047

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.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:429
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,873
Average Rating:  71/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,898
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:422
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,908
Average Rating:  70/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,951
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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234.

What We Did On Our HolidaysUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,951
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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236.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:412
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,978
Average Rating:  72/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:411
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,993
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:408
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,011
Average Rating:  74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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239.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:407
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,016
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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240.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:406
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,022
Average Rating:  74/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 216 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%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 10 1%
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