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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 16,000 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.
196011711,168 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,919 King of the Delta Blues Singers (529th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,091 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,162nd)
by Ray Charles
196317235,594 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,129 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,587 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,060 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386381,249 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,325 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969538349,159 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7261,465,281

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.

Aerial BalletUnited States Harry Nilsson
Year of Release:1968Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:164
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,813
Average Rating: 76/100 (22 votes)
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372.

Have A MarijuanaUnited States David Peel
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,816
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,819
Average Rating: 72/100 (19 votes)
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374.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,823
Average Rating: 74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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375.

Tim Hardin 2United States Tim Hardin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,824
Average Rating: 73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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376.

FolkjokeopusUnited Kingdom Roy Harper
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,827
Average Rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
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377.

AnimalismUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1966Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1966:34Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,828
Average Rating: 74/100 (31 votes)
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378.

A Date With The Everly BrothersUnited States The Everly Brothers
Year of Release:1961Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1961:17Rank Score:162
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,860
Average Rating: 73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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379.

Boz ScaggsUnited States Boz Scaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:162
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,871
Average Rating: 72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

The Genius Sings the BluesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1961:18Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,914
Average Rating: 72/100 (20 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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