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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.
196018916,303 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,595 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,612 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,170th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,852 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431639,359 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382206,456 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411294,971 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968758297,198 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969885448,205 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2031,842,128

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.

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:72Rank Score:220
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,440
Average Rating:  80/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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372.

Do You Believe In MagicUnited States The Lovin' Spoonful
Year of Release:1965Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,485
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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373.

Peter, Paul And MaryUnited States Peter, Paul And Mary
Year of Release:1962Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1962:12Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,487
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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374.

More Of The MonkeesUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,496
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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375.

Joy Of A ToyUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:98Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,502
Average Rating:  79/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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376.

HairMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,503
Average Rating:  70/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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377.

St. Louis To LiverpoolUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,538
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

I Ain't Marching AnymoreUnited States Phil Ochs
Year of Release:1965Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1965:35Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,545
Average Rating:  80/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

River Deep - Mountain HighUnited States Ike And Tina Turner
Year of Release:1966Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1966:38Rank Score:215
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,561
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross!Mixed Nationality Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Year of Release:1960Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1960:15Rank Score:214
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,570
Average Rating:  68/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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