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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 17,000 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.
196012212,331 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,663 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,226 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,943 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,247 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965267172,296 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,390 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,317 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537247,972 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570367,730 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8731,533,115

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.

RetrospectiveUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,641
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,648
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1960:11Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,699
Average Rating:  67/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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324.

One Nation UndergroundUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:55Rank Score:220
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,726
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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325.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:219
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,737
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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326.

"Yesterday" ...and Today
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1966:27Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,759
Average Rating:  77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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327.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:56Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,760
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 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:18 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:217
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,767
Average Rating:  69/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & ClarkUnited States Dillard And Clark
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:217
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,780
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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330.

West Side StoryMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:217
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,783
Average Rating:  74/100 (12 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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