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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.
196011711,087 Sketches Of Spain (498th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,836 King of the Delta Blues Singers (529th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,092 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,161st)
by Ray Charles
196317235,589 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,125 A Hard Day's Night (205th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,442 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281236,936 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386380,949 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,198 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969538348,978 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7261,464,231

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
231.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:368
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:3,034
Average Rating: 63/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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232.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:366
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,044
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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233.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:365
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,047
Average Rating: 73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:365
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,050
Average Rating: 73/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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235.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:354
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,115
Average Rating: 69/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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236.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:353
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,130
Average Rating: 77/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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237.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:352
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,145
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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238.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:350
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,159
Average Rating: 75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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239.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:346
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,186
Average Rating: 77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:346
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,192
Average Rating: 73/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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