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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 18,000 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.
196013312,498 Sketches Of Spain (474th)
by Miles Davis
196115212,367 King of the Delta Blues Singers (569th)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,364 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,104th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,434 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422532,871 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965283179,667 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966310255,181 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967428410,921 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968580259,697 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969616382,849 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0901,593,851

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.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1961:15Rank Score:197
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,258
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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372.

Midnight BlueUnited States Kenny Burrell
Year of Release:1963Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1963:15Rank Score:197
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,260
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

BalaklavaUnited States Pearls Before Swine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:196
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,268
Average Rating:  78/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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374.

Tons Of SobsUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:196
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,282
Average Rating:  70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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375.

Greatest Hits
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United States Diana Ross & The Supremes
Year of Release:1967Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:193
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,337
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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376.

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1968:75Rank Score:192
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,369
Average Rating:  79/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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377.

Sweet ChildUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:76Rank Score:191
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,391
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:191
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,392
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

Mass In F MinorUnited States The Electric Prunes
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:77Rank Score:189
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,444
Average Rating:  68/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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380.

Back At The Chicken ShackUnited States Jimmy Smith
Year of Release:1963Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1963:16Rank Score:187
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,491
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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