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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 24,000 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.
196021017,375 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,696 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,220 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,842 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,637 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965408214,374 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,528 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,541 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,051 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,118 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5611,906,382

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
321.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:294
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,497
Average Rating:  78/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:294
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,500
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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323.

Best of Traffic
Compilation
United Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1969Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:293
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,516
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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324.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:291
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,540
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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325.

With A Little Help From My FriendsUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:291
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,542
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1968:62Rank Score:287
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,597
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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327.

Fantasias For Guitar And BanjoUnited States Sandy Bull
Year of Release:1963Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1963:12Rank Score:284
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,633
Average Rating:  74/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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328.

AMMMusicUnited Kingdom AMM
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:284
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,637
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,646
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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330.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,648
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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