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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 14,000 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.
196011010,050 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,066 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,308 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,698 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,543 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,883 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,697 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,953 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,950 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,362,249

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
371.

IlluminationsCanada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:155
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,671
Average Rating: 74/100 (11 votes)
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372.

Three Compositions Of New JazzUnited States Anthony Braxton
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1968:72Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,709
Average Rating: 67/100 (11 votes)
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373.

Coltrane's SoundUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1964Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1964:27Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,711
Average Rating: 77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

SailorUnited States Steve Miller Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,716
Average Rating: 70/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

Surfer's ChoiceUnited States Dick Dale
Year of Release:1962Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:153
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,730
Average Rating: 77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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376.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:153
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,752
Average Rating: 70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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377.

Children Of The FutureUnited States Steve Miller Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:153
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,757
Average Rating: 66/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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378.

AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:152
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,767
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
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379.

Take a PictureUnited States Margo Guryan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:75Rank Score:152
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,781
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
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380.

Sentimentally YoursUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1962Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1962:12Rank Score:151
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,794
Average Rating: 73/100 (18 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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