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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 23,000 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.
196018916,475 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,803 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,582 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,930 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431739,390 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382207,158 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,672 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,878 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,918 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969887448,965 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2071,845,772

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.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:62Rank Score:285
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,438
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:284
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,464
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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323.

IlluminationsCanada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,477
Average Rating:  80/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

BeginUnited States The Millennium
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:282
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,493
Average Rating:  79/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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325.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:277
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,541
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:275
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,572
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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327.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
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United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,584
Average Rating:  80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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328.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1960:12Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,612
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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329.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:271
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,630
Average Rating:  73/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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330.

Tons Of SobsUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,661
Average Rating:  72/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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