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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 18,000 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.
196012912,766 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,602 King of the Delta Blues Singers (537th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,369 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,083rd)
by Ray Charles
196319138,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421831,954 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,943 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,047 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420405,321 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555254,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,948 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9861,563,441

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.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:409
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,946
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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232.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:406
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,964
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:404
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,981
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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234.

What We Did On Our HolidaysUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:403
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,993
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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235.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells
Year of Release:1965Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1965:23Rank Score:402
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,000
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:401
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,004
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:399
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,016
Average Rating:  74/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:397
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,035
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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239.

The Paul Butterfield Blues BandUnited States The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Year of Release:1965Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1965:24Rank Score:395
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,044
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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240.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:394
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,050
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 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 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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