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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 16,000 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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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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231.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:389
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,934
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:2,971
Average Rating: 75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:383
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,978
Average Rating: 74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:382
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,986
Average Rating: 77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 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:3,010
Average Rating: 75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:378
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,014
Average Rating: 74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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237.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:374
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,042
Average Rating: 78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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238.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:369
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,071
Average Rating: 73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:364
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,100
Average Rating: 63/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:360
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,140
Average Rating: 73/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 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 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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