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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 23,000 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.
196019016,804 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121815,215 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,943 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,749 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432740,381 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965389209,594 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966419299,934 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967571473,831 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968769300,863 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969905456,883 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2881,872,196

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

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:290
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,450
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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322.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:290
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,454
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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323.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1968:62Rank Score:286
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,494
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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324.

AMMMusicUnited Kingdom AMM
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:284
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,517
Average Rating:  74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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325.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,528
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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326.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:281
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,560
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Mama TriedUnited States Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Year of Release:1968Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,572
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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328.

IlluminationsCanada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,581
Average Rating:  80/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:53Rank Score:279
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,586
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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330.

The Kink KontroversyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1965:31Rank Score:277
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,601
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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