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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 26,000 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.
196021517,914 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,543 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (645th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,806 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196330550,601 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (145th)
by Charles Mingus
196436643,553 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965420223,440 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966459317,693 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,344 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863317,976 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,015487,073 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7711,988,944

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

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,452
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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372.

6- And 12-String GuitarUnited States Leo Kottke
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:95Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,459
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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373.

More Than A New DiscoveryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1967Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:238
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,474
Average Rating:  77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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374.

Begin HereUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1965Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1965:36Rank Score:237
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,487
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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375.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieMixed Nationality Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1963:16Rank Score:236
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,529
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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376.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,534
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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377.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
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United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,536
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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378.

Joy Of A ToyUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:96Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,543
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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379.

Africa/BrassUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1961:15Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,568
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

EvolutionUnited Kingdom The Hollies
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,570
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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