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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 22,000 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.
196018015,551 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,661 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196221010,199 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,873 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429837,913 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,265 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,996 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967545453,752 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968735288,281 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969846432,643 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0261,782,133

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.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,413
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:277
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,442
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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323.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:275
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,472
Average Rating:  73/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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324.

Francoise HardyFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:275
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,481
Average Rating:  82/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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325.

East-WestUnited States The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:31Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,497
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:12Rank Score:270
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,548
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:87Rank Score:269
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,555
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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328.

Tons Of SobsUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:88Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,564
Average Rating:  71/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

The Turning PointUnited Kingdom John Mayall
Year of Release:1969Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1969:89Rank Score:265
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,600
Average Rating:  70/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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330.

New York Eye and Ear ControlUnited States Albert Ayler
Year of Release:1964Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1964:22Rank Score:264
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,607
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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