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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 24,000 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.
196021017,418 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,700 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,214 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,849 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434640,438 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,573 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,405 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,650 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,229 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5611,906,731

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

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,830
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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232.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:62Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,831
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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233.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:516
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,897
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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234.

MuUnited States Don Cherry
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:515
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,902
Average Rating:  80/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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235.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,927
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:505
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,945
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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237.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:502
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,958
Average Rating:  79/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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238.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:499
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,970
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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239.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:491
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,998
Average Rating:  75/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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240.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:490
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,002
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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