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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.
196016514,588 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118212,809 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (547th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,559 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,160th)
by Ray Charles
196322442,966 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196426336,063 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965325190,580 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,791 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502436,530 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968678275,177 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969753406,303 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,6371,697,365

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:36 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:460
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,841
Average Rating:  80/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:451
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,876
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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233.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:446
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,913
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

LoveUnited States Love
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:27Rank Score:444
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,924
Average Rating:  77/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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235.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,958
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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236.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,968
Average Rating:  70/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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237.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,969
Average Rating:  75/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

An Electric StormUnited Kingdom White Noise
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:434
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,983
Average Rating:  79/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Gal CostaBrazil Gal Costa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:68Rank Score:431
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,006
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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240.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:430
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,015
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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