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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 22,000 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.
196018616,355 Sketches Of Spain (500th)
by Miles Davis
196120914,509 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (627th)
by Robert Johnson
196221810,667 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196326446,703 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196431039,261 A Hard Day's Night (223rd)
by The Beatles
1965379204,996 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966406291,388 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967554465,224 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968751295,413 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969878443,517 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,1551,828,032

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.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:281
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,445
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

IlluminationsCanada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,452
Average Rating:  80/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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323.

BeginUnited States The Millennium
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:275
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,524
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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324.

Deep PurpleUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:273
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,558
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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325.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,561
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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326.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,563
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,564
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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328.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,568
Average Rating:  72/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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329.

Tons Of SobsUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:87Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,614
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1963:12Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,622
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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