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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 15,000 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.
196011310,627 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (502nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621236,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,276th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,639 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419329,532 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965249161,616 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966268232,051 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967371371,688 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968485229,605 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,840 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6151,428,942

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
231.

The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe DeathUnited States John Fahey
Year of Release:1965Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1965:23Rank Score:348
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:3,061
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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232.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:346
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,081
Average Rating: 69/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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233.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:343
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,107
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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234.

Hoodoo Man BluesUnited States Junior Wells
Year of Release:1965Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1965:24Rank Score:343
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,119
Average Rating: 76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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235.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:342
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,125
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:342
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,130
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

Comme à la RadioFrance Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,175
Average Rating: 75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

Kinda KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:25Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,176
Average Rating: 73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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239.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:334
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,196
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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240.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:19Rank Score:333
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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