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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 15,000 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.
196011310,728 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,599 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,784 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,278th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,976 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,731 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,345 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,162 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,502 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,401 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,059 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,287

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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321.

An Electric StormUnited Kingdom White Noise
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:81Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,785
Average Rating: 77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Far East SuiteUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,788
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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323.

The SeedsUnited States The Seeds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,801
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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324.

GandalfUnited States Gandalf
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:82Rank Score:200
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,824
Average Rating: 70/100 (19 votes)
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325.

Judy At Carnegie HallUnited States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1961:13Rank Score:199
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,843
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:198
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,848
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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327.

St. Louis To LiverpoolUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1964Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1964:23Rank Score:198
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,852
Average Rating: 75/100 (24 votes)
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328.

Blue AfternoonUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:197
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,872
Average Rating: 79/100 (27 votes)
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329.

River Deep - Mountain HighUnited States Ike And Tina Turner
Year of Release:1966Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1966:30Rank Score:197
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,881
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
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330.

Tim Hardin 1United States Tim Hardin
Year of Release:1966Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1966:31Rank Score:197
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,883
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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