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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 26,000 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.
196021517,863 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,520 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (646th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,790 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330450,503 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196436543,540 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965419222,796 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966459317,134 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967619501,182 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968861317,169 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,009486,115 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7591,984,611

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
231.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,812
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:554
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,821
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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233.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,824
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:548
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,847
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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235.

BeginUnited States The Millennium
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,878
Average Rating:  80/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,918
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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237.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,940
Average Rating:  79/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:524
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,968
Average Rating:  79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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239.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:521
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,978
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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240.

Crown Of CreationUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1968Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,985
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 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 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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