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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.
196011010,176 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,015 King of the Delta Blues Singers (502nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,347 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,308 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,282 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965238151,954 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,781 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967356354,733 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,747 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969493322,939 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4941,357,283

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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321.

My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their BrowsUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1968Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:189
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,839
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322.

Make It HappenUnited States Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1967:53Rank Score:188
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,841
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323.

The Family That Plays TogetherUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1968Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:188
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,849
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324.

Tim Hardin 1United States Tim Hardin
Year of Release:1966Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1966:30Rank Score:186
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,870
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325.

Having a Rave UpUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1965:31Rank Score:186
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,878
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326.

The Immortal Otis ReddingUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:183
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,930
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327.

Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1966:31Rank Score:183
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,941
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328.

An Electric StormUnited Kingdom White Noise
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:82Rank Score:182
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,954
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329.

Sweet ChildUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:67Rank Score:180
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,997
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330.

Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vol. 1Brazil Chico Buarque
Year of Release:1966Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1966:32Rank Score:180
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:5,018
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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 97 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 206 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 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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