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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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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.
196016514,540 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118112,789 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (548th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,540 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196322342,842 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196426135,916 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326190,259 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,618 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502435,920 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968675274,888 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969721405,408 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,5991,694,721

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.

Caetano Veloso (1969)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,317
Average Rating:  80/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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372.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,319
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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373.

Boz ScaggsUnited States Boz Scaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:95Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,345
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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374.

Bull Of The WoodsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1969Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1969:96Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,351
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

Do You Believe In MagicUnited States The Lovin' Spoonful
Year of Release:1965Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1965:36Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,352
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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376.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:204
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,353
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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377.

Mass In F MinorUnited States The Electric Prunes
Year of Release:1968Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,369
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,392
Average Rating:  81/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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379.

OutrageousUnited States Kim Fowley
Year of Release:1968Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:202
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,413
Average Rating:  77/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

River Deep - Mountain HighUnited States Ike And Tina Turner
Year of Release:1966Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1966:38Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,424
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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