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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 25,000 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.
196021017,873 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196124616,283 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (643rd)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,774 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,147th)
by Ray Charles
196329449,954 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (148th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,488 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,444 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,747 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967608494,882 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,656 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969987478,733 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6581,959,835

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.

Begin HereUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1965Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1965:35Rank Score:238
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,385
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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372.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:237
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,398
Average Rating:  72/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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373.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1965:36Rank Score:237
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,400
Average Rating:  72/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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374.

6- And 12-String GuitarUnited States Leo Kottke
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:95Rank Score:236
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,406
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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375.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,443
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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376.

The Byrds' Greatest Hits
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United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:235
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,444
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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377.

EvolutionUnited Kingdom The Hollies
Year of Release:1967Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,454
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

SssshUnited Kingdom Ten Years After
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:96Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,474
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieMixed Nationality Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1963:16Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,476
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

Joy Of A ToyUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:97Rank Score:233
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,480
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 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 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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