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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 16,000 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.
196011410,934 Sketches Of Spain (482nd)
by Miles Davis
196112611,691 King of the Delta Blues Singers (507th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,766 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316835,444 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420030,043 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965257163,649 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275234,957 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380376,721 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968495232,986 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969527345,848 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6681,449,040

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

Present TenseUnited States Sagittarius
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:207
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,754
Average Rating: 72/100 (16 votes)
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322.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,795
Average Rating: 75/100 (28 votes)
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323.

St. Louis To LiverpoolUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1964Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1964:22Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,830
Average Rating: 75/100 (24 votes)
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324.

It's My Way!Canada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1964Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1964:23Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,832
Average Rating: 77/100 (13 votes)
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325.

Shine On BrightlyUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1968Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,833
Average Rating: 73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Leader Of The PackUnited States The Shangri-Las
Year of Release:1965Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1965:33Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,836
Average Rating: 76/100 (16 votes)
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327.

Far East SuiteUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,851
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

An Electric StormUnited Kingdom White Noise
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,856
Average Rating: 77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

The SeedsUnited States The Seeds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,862
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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330.

Ode to QuetzalcoatlUnited States Dave Bixby
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:199
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,899
Average Rating: 74/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 12 1%
Italy 12 1%
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