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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196011310,616 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621246,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,277th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,643 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419529,598 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251161,673 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269232,008 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373371,751 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487229,645 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,747 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6251,429,025

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, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
371.

Have A MarijuanaUnited States David Peel
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,748
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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372.

SouthboundUnited States Doc Watson
Year of Release:1966Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,760
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
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373.

Wee Tam And The Big HugeUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:159
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,771
Average Rating: 68/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:158
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,787
Average Rating: 72/100 (19 votes)
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375.

FairytaleUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1965:38Rank Score:158
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,796
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
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376.

Aerial BalletUnited States Harry Nilsson
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:157
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,811
Average Rating: 76/100 (21 votes)
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377.

Pongo En Tus Manos AbiertasChile Víctor Jara
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:156
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,835
Average Rating: 70/100 (14 votes)
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378.

GoodbyeUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,894
Average Rating: 73/100 (38 votes)
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379.

Coltrane's SoundUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1964Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1964:27Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,896
Average Rating: 77/100 (19 votes)
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380.

Surfer's ChoiceUnited States Dick Dale
Year of Release:1962Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,901
Average Rating: 76/100 (18 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 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 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%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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