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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 17,000 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.
196012211,882 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,223 King of the Delta Blues Singers (532nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,873 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,060th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,374 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,099 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263169,981 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289241,971 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406394,279 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,456 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969562362,192 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8391,514,331

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.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:385
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,996
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:384
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,006
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:381
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,026
Average Rating:  74/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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234.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:380
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,033
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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235.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:379
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,037
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:378
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,042
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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237.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:373
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,070
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:370
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,095
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Songs For A TailorUnited Kingdom Jack Bruce
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:367
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,105
Average Rating:  70/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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240.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:365
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,122
Average Rating:  73/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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