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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.
196012111,589 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,421 King of the Delta Blues Singers (526th)
by Robert Johnson
19621347,353 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317336,305 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420831,043 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,112 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283240,919 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967390387,947 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968512241,177 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969544355,404 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7581,492,270

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.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:387
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,934
Average Rating: 75/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:385
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,948
Average Rating: 78/100 (30 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:2,962
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:377
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,004
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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235.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:376
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,011
Average Rating: 63/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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236.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:371
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,046
Average Rating: 73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:370
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating: 74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:352
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,172
Average Rating: 73/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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239.

Having a Rave UpUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1965:23Rank Score:350
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,184
Average Rating: 76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:349
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,193
Average Rating: 75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 623 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 9 1%
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