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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 15,000 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.
196011310,760 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,818 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,965 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,751 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,272 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,177 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,591 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,461 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,014 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,378

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

Interstellar SpaceUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,753
Average Rating: 72/100 (13 votes)
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372.

Mama TriedUnited States Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Year of Release:1968Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,760
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

Little GamesUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,765
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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374.

The Best Of The Beach Boys
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1966:36Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,768
Average Rating: 68/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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375.

Have A MarijuanaUnited States David Peel
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,781
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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376.

SouthboundUnited States Doc Watson
Year of Release:1966Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,796
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
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377.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,808
Average Rating: 68/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

FairytaleUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1965:39Rank Score:158
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,829
Average Rating: 73/100 (14 votes)
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379.

Caetano Veloso (1969)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1969Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:158
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,835
Average Rating: 78/100 (17 votes)
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380.

Aerial BalletUnited States Harry Nilsson
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:72Rank Score:157
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,848
Average Rating: 76/100 (22 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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