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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 19,000 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.
196015913,085 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,837 King of the Delta Blues Singers (563rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,537 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,846 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,444 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,334 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346267,069 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,896 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628268,877 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969677399,081 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4371,661,005

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.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,843
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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232.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,871
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

Jane Birkin et Serge GainsbourgFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:442
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,882
Average Rating:  79/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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234.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,923
Average Rating:  70/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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235.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,941
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,942
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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237.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:430
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,949
Average Rating:  74/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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238.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,963
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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239.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:425
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,983
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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240.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,987
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 47 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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