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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 20,000 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.
196016313,468 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,660 King of the Delta Blues Singers (563rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,306 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,158th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,888 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,969 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965321188,549 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350270,123 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967477430,744 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,418 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,122 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4951,676,248

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
321.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:240
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,657
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,670
Average Rating:  71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:238
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,693
Average Rating:  71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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324.

Retrospective
Compilation
United States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,728
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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325.

You Got My Mind Messed UpUnited States James Carr
Year of Release:1967Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1967:53Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,730
Average Rating:  79/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Behold And SeeUnited States Ultimate Spinach
Year of Release:1968Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,741
Average Rating:  75/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

West Side StoryMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,762
Average Rating:  77/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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328.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieGermany Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1963:12Rank Score:229
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,813
Average Rating:  78/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,828
Average Rating:  73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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330.

The Kink KontroversyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1965:32Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,838
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 142 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 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 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 593 59%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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