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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.
196019016,803 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196121915,213 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (632nd)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,959 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,952 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432740,398 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965390209,918 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966419300,300 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967572473,896 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968769301,000 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969906457,165 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2921,873,604

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.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:508
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,867
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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232.

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,886
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:499
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,899
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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234.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:495
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,914
Average Rating:  76/100 (89 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:490
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,936
Average Rating:  75/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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236.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,942
Average Rating:  80/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:488
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,947
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:486
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,969
Average Rating:  79/100 (69 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:3,000
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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240.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:468
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,053
Average Rating:  77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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