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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 20,000 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.
196016213,381 Sketches Of Spain (454th)
by Miles Davis
196118013,527 King of the Delta Blues Singers (568th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,299 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,153rd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,915 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425334,651 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965320188,108 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966349269,107 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967475430,130 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968634270,871 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969703401,867 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4821,672,855

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.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:447
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,874
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,895
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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233.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,900
Average Rating:  79/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:436
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,935
Average Rating:  70/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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235.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,958
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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236.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:430
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,967
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:428
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,980
Average Rating:  74/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:428
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,983
Average Rating:  74/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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239.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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240.

MutantesBrazil Os Mutantes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:426
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,997
Average Rating:  80/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 59%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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