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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.
196013312,515 Sketches Of Spain (472nd)
by Miles Davis
196115212,354 King of the Delta Blues Singers (571st)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,343 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,106th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,415 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196423132,873 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965285179,488 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966313255,673 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967430411,543 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968583259,831 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969617383,413 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1071,595,449

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.

With A Little Help From My FriendsUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,613
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

You Got My Mind Messed UpUnited States James Carr
Year of Release:1966Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:229
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,674
Average Rating:  77/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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323.

West Side StoryMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,683
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

Behold And SeeUnited States Ultimate Spinach
Year of Release:1968Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,688
Average Rating:  73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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325.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,707
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieGermany Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1963:12Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,711
Average Rating:  77/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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327.

"Yesterday" ...and Today
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1966:30Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,713
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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328.

Happy TogetherUnited States The Turtles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,719
Average Rating:  71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

Leader Of The PackUnited States The Shangri-Las
Year of Release:1965Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,730
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1967:55Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,734
Average Rating:  73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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