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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 16,000 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.
196012111,736 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,447 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,668 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196317436,723 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,918 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261169,158 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284242,035 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,559 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517243,374 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969553359,265 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7901,503,882

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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321.

The Jazz Composer's OrchestraMixed Nationality The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Year of Release:1968Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,743
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
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322.

"Yesterday" ...and Today
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:215
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,758
Average Rating: 77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & ClarkUnited States Dillard And Clark
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:213
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,783
Average Rating: 72/100 (24 votes)
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324.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:54Rank Score:212
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,794
Average Rating: 76/100 (41 votes)
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325.

It's A Long Way DownUnited States The Fallen Angels
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:212
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,799
Average Rating: 76/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:82Rank Score:212
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,802
Average Rating: 71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Os Afro-Sambas De Baden E ViníciusBrazil Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes
Year of Release:1966Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:211
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,820
Average Rating: 75/100 (7 votes)
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328.

Sinatra's SinatraUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1963:13Rank Score:211
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,825
Average Rating: 69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

Mama TriedUnited States Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Year of Release:1968Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1968:67Rank Score:210
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,835
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

With A Little Help From My FriendsUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:210
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,849
Average Rating: 74/100 (31 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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