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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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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.

Sweet ChildUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1968Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:172
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,664
Average Rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
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372.

Begin HereUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1965Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1965:37Rank Score:172
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,675
Average Rating: 76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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373.

Pongo En Tus Manos AbiertasChile Víctor Jara
Year of Release:1969Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1969:89Rank Score:171
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,688
Average Rating: 71/100 (15 votes)
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374.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:90Rank Score:171
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,711
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
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375.

All The News That's Fit To SingUnited States Phil Ochs
Year of Release:1964Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:171
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,713
Average Rating: 74/100 (23 votes)
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376.

Idle MomentsUnited States Grant Green
Year of Release:1964Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1964:25Rank Score:168
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,789
Average Rating: 75/100 (25 votes)
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377.

It's My Way!Canada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1964Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1964:26Rank Score:168
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,795
Average Rating: 77/100 (15 votes)
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378.

Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vol. 1Brazil Chico Buarque
Year of Release:1966Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1966:35Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,800
Average Rating: 75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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379.

Best of Traffic
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United Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,813
Average Rating: 71/100 (23 votes)
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380.

GorillaUnited Kingdom Bonzo Dog Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1967:65Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,820
Average Rating: 72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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