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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 18,000 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.
196012912,760 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,360 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,080th)
by Ray Charles
196319138,355 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,904 A Hard Day's Night (208th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,724 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,012 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420404,871 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,896 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,579 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,562,031

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.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,677
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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322.

SpiritUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:229
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,697
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

The Jazz Composer's OrchestraMixed Nationality The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,743
Average Rating:  70/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1967:55Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,752
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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325.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,753
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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326.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:223
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,771
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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327.

One Nation UndergroundUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:56Rank Score:223
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,778
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & ClarkUnited States Dillard And Clark
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:67Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,791
Average Rating:  72/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,801
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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330.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1963:13Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,813
Average Rating:  71/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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