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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 19,000 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.
196015112,912 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,225 King of the Delta Blues Singers (556th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,862 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,123rd)
by Ray Charles
196321040,803 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,915 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,085 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,859 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967452420,325 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968606265,633 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969646394,151 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2851,636,770

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.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:242
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,583
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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322.

SssshUnited Kingdom Ten Years After
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:242
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,585
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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323.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:240
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,610
Average Rating:  70/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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324.

BalaklavaUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,624
Average Rating:  77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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325.

No Way OutUnited States The Chocolate Watchband
Year of Release:1967Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,625
Average Rating:  78/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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326.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,630
Average Rating:  69/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Idle MomentsUnited States Grant Green
Year of Release:1964Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1964:21Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,633
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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328.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:238
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,634
Average Rating:  69/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

Retrospective
Compilation
United States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,673
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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330.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,681
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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