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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 26,000 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.
196021718,375 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (659th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,358 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196331052,362 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,248 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965425226,334 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966468319,727 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967627506,962 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968876322,333 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,031493,312 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8392,011,517

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
321.

Jimmy CliffJamaica Jimmy Cliff
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:310
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,502
Average Rating:  74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

The Jazz Composer's OrchestraMixed Nationality The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Year of Release:1968Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:307
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,536
Average Rating:  72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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323.

Father Of Folk BluesUnited States Son House
Year of Release:1965Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1965:32Rank Score:305
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,560
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

Retrospective
Compilation
United States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:303
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,581
Average Rating:  78/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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325.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:303
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,583
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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326.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:62Rank Score:302
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,602
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Duke Ellington & John ColtraneUnited States Duke Ellington And John Coltrane
Year of Release:1963Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1963:13Rank Score:302
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,603
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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328.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:301
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,606
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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329.

With A Little Help From My FriendsUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:295
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,666
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

Mama TriedUnited States Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Year of Release:1968Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:295
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,667
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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