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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 23,000 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.
196019016,797 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121715,236 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,996 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,112th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,709 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,200 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965388209,459 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966415299,802 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967568473,380 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968765300,591 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969900456,199 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2691,870,369

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.

Idle MomentsUnited States Grant Green
Year of Release:1964Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:227
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,364
Average Rating:  78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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372.

Part OneUnited States The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:223
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,457
Average Rating:  76/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,463
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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374.

MoveUnited Kingdom The Move
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:72Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,466
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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375.

Fred NeilUnited States Fred Neil
Year of Release:1966Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,469
Average Rating:  76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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376.

PsychoUnited States Bernard Herrmann
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:14Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,475
Average Rating:  79/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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377.

Do You Believe In MagicUnited States The Lovin' Spoonful
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:33Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,557
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

EvolutionUnited Kingdom The Hollies
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,560
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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379.

St. Louis To LiverpoolUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1964Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1964:25Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,567
Average Rating:  78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1960Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1960:15Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,599
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 608 61%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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