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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 23,000 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.
196019016,850 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,969 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (634th)
by Robert Johnson
196222810,851 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,103rd)
by Ray Charles
196326847,864 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196432439,757 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,283 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,829 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566473,318 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,963 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,753 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2511,867,437

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

With A Little Help From My FriendsUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:83Rank Score:292
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,398
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1968:63Rank Score:290
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,415
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:289
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,429
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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324.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:65Rank Score:287
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,452
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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325.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:287
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,453
Average Rating:  79/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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326.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:66Rank Score:285
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,473
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:67Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,498
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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328.

IlluminationsCanada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:84Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,501
Average Rating:  80/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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329.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:283
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,509
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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330.

The Kink KontroversyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1965:31Rank Score:281
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,534
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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