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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 18,000 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.
196012912,730 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196114512,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (536th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,360 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,082nd)
by Ray Charles
196319138,325 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,889 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,810 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301248,896 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420405,002 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,805 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,607 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,561,994

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.

Tons Of SobsUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:195
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,304
Average Rating:  70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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372.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Diana Ross & The Supremes
Year of Release:1967Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:194
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,317
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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373.

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1968:75Rank Score:194
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,323
Average Rating:  79/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

Bull Of The WoodsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:194
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,326
Average Rating:  72/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

The Best Of Django Reinhardt
Compilation
Belgium Django Reinhardt
Year of Release:1960Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1960:14Rank Score:193
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,352
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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376.

Interstellar SpaceUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:192
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,383
Average Rating:  69/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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377.

Caetano Veloso (1969)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:188
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,467
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

Back At The Chicken ShackUnited States Jimmy Smith
Year of Release:1963Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1963:15Rank Score:185
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,550
Average Rating:  70/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

BalaklavaUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1968:76Rank Score:185
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,552
Average Rating:  77/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

Sea ShantiesUnited Kingdom High Tide
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:184
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,556
Average Rating:  78/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 617 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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