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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 26,000 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.
196021618,362 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (660th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,430 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,367 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,328 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965426226,422 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966468319,738 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967627507,251 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968876322,423 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,033493,444 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8432,012,272

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
371.

God Bless Tiny TimUnited States Tiny Tim
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:69Rank Score:252
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,278
Average Rating:  70/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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372.

Pleasures Of The HarborUnited States Phil Ochs
Year of Release:1967Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:252
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,279
Average Rating:  79/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:251
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,282
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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374.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,304
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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375.

The MonkeesUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:248
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,339
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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376.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:244
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,407
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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377.

Fred NeilUnited States Fred Neil
Year of Release:1966Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1966:38Rank Score:243
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,424
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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378.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1965:35Rank Score:240
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,480
Average Rating:  72/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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379.

6- And 12-String GuitarUnited States Leo Kottke
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:97Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,492
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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380.

The Real McCoyUnited States McCoy Tyner
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:238
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,514
Average Rating:  80/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 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 612 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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