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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196011911,322 Sketches Of Spain (499th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,974 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621317,138 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,699 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,177 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,141 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,552 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,040 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,973 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539349,657 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,468,672

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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321.

Sinatra's SinatraUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1963:12Rank Score:211
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,751
Average Rating: 69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Os Afro-Sambas De Baden E ViníciusBrazil Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes
Year of Release:1966Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:210
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,778
Average Rating: 77/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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323.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1965:33Rank Score:209
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,794
Average Rating: 71/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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324.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1969:81Rank Score:208
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,813
Average Rating: 71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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325.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,900
Average Rating: 73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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326.

Judy At Carnegie HallUnited States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1961:13Rank Score:200
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,953
Average Rating: 73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Shine On BrightlyUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1968Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:200
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,954
Average Rating: 72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:199
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,968
Average Rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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329.

Ode to QuetzalcoatlUnited States Dave Bixby
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:82Rank Score:199
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,975
Average Rating: 74/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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330.

Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)
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United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:198
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,986
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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