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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 24,000 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.
196020816,990 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,479 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,004 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196328648,398 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (151st)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,658 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965405212,310 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,488 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,325 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968815304,263 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969944461,882 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5221,892,796

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

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,353
Average Rating:  81/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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372.

One Nation UndergroundUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1967Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,425
Average Rating:  79/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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373.

Part OneUnited States The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:226
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,450
Average Rating:  76/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

Idle MomentsUnited States Grant Green
Year of Release:1964Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,467
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

PsychoUnited States Bernard Herrmann
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:14Rank Score:224
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,493
Average Rating:  79/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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376.

Fred NeilUnited States Fred Neil
Year of Release:1966Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:224
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,501
Average Rating:  76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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377.

The Paul Simon SongbookUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1965Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:223
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,521
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,556
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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379.

SingsUnited States Patty Waters
Year of Release:1966Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1966:38Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,564
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

Grand FunkUnited States Grand Funk Railroad
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:100Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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