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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.
196012212,008 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,268 King of the Delta Blues Singers (536th)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,915 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,401 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,184 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,126 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,364 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,112 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,804 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969563363,025 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8431,516,205

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.

One Nation UndergroundUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,745
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:55Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,750
Average Rating:  73/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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323.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:217
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,778
Average Rating:  69/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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324.

The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & ClarkUnited States Dillard And Clark
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,782
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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325.

The Jazz Composer's OrchestraMixed Nationality The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Year of Release:1968Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,793
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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326.

"Yesterday" ...and Today
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:215
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,815
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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327.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:212
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,852
Average Rating:  71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:56Rank Score:211
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,858
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

The Thoughts Of Emerlist DavjackUnited Kingdom The Nice
Year of Release:1967Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1967:57Rank Score:210
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,884
Average Rating:  75/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

Sinatra's SinatraUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1963:13Rank Score:210
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,885
Average Rating:  66/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 45 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 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 11 1%
France 11 1%
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