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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 14,000 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.
196011010,050 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,066 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,308 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,698 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,543 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,883 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,697 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,953 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,950 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,362,249

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 Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
231.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:326
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:3,122
Average Rating: 70/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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232.

VirginPeru Traffic Sound
Year of Release:1969Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:324
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:3,138
Average Rating: 76/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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233.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:321
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,171
Average Rating: 72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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234.

GluePeru Laghonia
Year of Release:1968Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1968:46Rank Score:317
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:3,197
Average Rating: 78/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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235.

The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe DeathUnited States John Fahey
Year of Release:1965Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:315
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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236.

HeadquartersUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:313
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:3,225
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

The AnimalsUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1964Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1964:18Rank Score:313
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:3,232
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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238.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1964:19Rank Score:310
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:3,255
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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239.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:306
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:3,295
Average Rating: 74/100 (23 votes)
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240.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:303
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,315
Average Rating: 75/100 (34 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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