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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 18,000 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.
196013312,975 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,679 King of the Delta Blues Singers (533rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621608,270 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196319639,325 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,646 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965278177,334 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966308252,014 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967424409,511 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968566257,839 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969607381,836 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0411,584,429

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.

Retrospective
Compilation
United States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,666
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:232
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,709
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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323.

West Side StoryMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:229
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,746
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

Behold And SeeUnited States Ultimate Spinach
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,761
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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325.

SpiritUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:227
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,774
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Leader Of The PackUnited States The Shangri-Las
Year of Release:1965Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,796
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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327.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,799
Average Rating:  67/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1967:55Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,808
Average Rating:  73/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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329.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1960:11Rank Score:224
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,810
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & ClarkUnited States Dillard And Clark
Year of Release:1968Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:224
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,813
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 216 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 10 1%
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