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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196016313,465 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,610 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,301 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,156th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,959 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,942 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965321188,371 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350269,940 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967478430,709 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,466 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,201 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4961,675,965

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
371.

Boz ScaggsUnited States Boz Scaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,300
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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372.

Bull Of The WoodsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1969Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1969:95Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,306
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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373.

Do You Believe In MagicUnited States The Lovin' Spoonful
Year of Release:1965Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1965:37Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,308
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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374.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1961:13Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,330
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,352
Average Rating:  81/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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376.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,358
Average Rating:  78/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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377.

The Great Summit: The Master TakesUnited States Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1961Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,376
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

Mass In F MinorUnited States The Electric Prunes
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,380
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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379.

East-WestUnited States The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Year of Release:1966Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,391
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

Tim Hardin 2United States Tim Hardin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:200
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,405
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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