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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.
196021618,637 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,621 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (660th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,497 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,466 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,370 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965426226,674 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966468319,913 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967629507,517 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968876322,788 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,037494,038 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8492,014,521

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.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:583
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,760
Average Rating:  79/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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232.

MeditationsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1966:27Rank Score:572
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,801
Average Rating:  79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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233.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,855
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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234.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:558
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,859
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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235.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,870
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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236.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,872
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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237.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,913
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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238.

Child Is Father To The ManUnited States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,954
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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239.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,956
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Crown Of CreationUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1968Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:529
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,989
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 229 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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