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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 19,000 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.
196015112,912 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,225 King of the Delta Blues Singers (556th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,862 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,122nd)
by Ray Charles
196321040,803 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,915 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,085 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,859 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967452420,325 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968606265,633 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969646394,151 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2851,636,770

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.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,833
Average Rating:  78/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

YesUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:436
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,874
Average Rating:  72/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,899
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:431
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,903
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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235.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,947
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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236.

What We Did On Our HolidaysUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:423
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,951
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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237.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:422
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,958
Average Rating:  69/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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238.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:421
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,970
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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239.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells
Year of Release:1965Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,001
Average Rating:  79/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,002
Average Rating:  74/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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