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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.
196021017,418 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,700 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,214 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,849 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434640,438 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,573 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,405 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,650 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,229 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5611,906,731

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.

A Gathering Of PromisesUnited States Bubble Puppy
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:97Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,357
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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372.

Joy Of A ToyUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:98Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,359
Average Rating:  79/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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373.

John, The Wolf King Of L.A.United States John Phillips
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:99Rank Score:232
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,391
Average Rating:  74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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374.

Spooky TwoUnited Kingdom Spooky Tooth
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:100Rank Score:232
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,398
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,404
Average Rating:  72/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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376.

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,405
Average Rating:  81/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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377.

Part OneUnited States The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:230
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,443
Average Rating:  77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

One Nation UndergroundUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1967Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:228
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,485
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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379.

Fred NeilUnited States Fred Neil
Year of Release:1966Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,523
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

The Paul Simon SongbookUnited States Paul Simon
Year of Release:1965Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1965:35Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,593
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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