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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 17,000 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.
196012212,336 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,657 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,231 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,940 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,293 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965268172,444 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,893 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,660 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537248,065 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570368,253 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8741,534,772

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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231.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:402
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,914
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
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232.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:395
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,971
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

What We Did On Our HolidaysUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:395
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,982
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
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234.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:391
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,999
Average Rating:  74/100 (94 votes)
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235.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:390
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,005
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:382
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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237.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:382
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,066
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:378
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,086
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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239.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:373
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,111
Average Rating:  72/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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240.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:373
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,114
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 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 620 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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