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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 23,000 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.
196018916,478 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,792 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (638th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,584 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,988 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431739,412 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382207,088 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,894 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,995 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,880 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969887449,012 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2071,846,124

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:42 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:504
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,848
Average Rating:  80/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

The Dock Of The Bay
Compilation
United States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:500
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,863
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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233.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:497
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,872
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:493
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,887
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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235.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:486
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,921
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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236.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:482
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,934
Average Rating:  79/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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237.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:481
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,942
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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238.

1stUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:474
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,981
Average Rating:  74/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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239.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:473
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,984
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:469
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,001
Average Rating:  79/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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