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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.
196012111,651 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,354 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,564 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,105th)
by Ray Charles
196317336,442 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,873 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,450 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,322 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967392388,692 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968515241,797 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969545356,788 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7661,495,933

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.

Idle MomentsUnited States Grant Green
Year of Release:1964Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1964:25Rank Score:169
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,754
Average Rating: 75/100 (25 votes)
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372.

It's My Way!Canada Buffy Sainte-Marie
Year of Release:1964Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1964:26Rank Score:168
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,758
Average Rating: 77/100 (15 votes)
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373.

Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vol. 1Brazil Chico Buarque
Year of Release:1966Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1966:34Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,785
Average Rating: 75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

Best of Traffic
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United Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,796
Average Rating: 71/100 (23 votes)
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375.

GorillaUnited Kingdom Bonzo Dog Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:167
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,802
Average Rating: 71/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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376.

The Two and Three-Part InventionsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1964Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1964:27Rank Score:166
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,815
Average Rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
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377.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:165
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,857
Average Rating: 72/100 (19 votes)
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378.

Have A MarijuanaUnited States David Peel
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,902
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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379.

FolkjokeopusUnited Kingdom Roy Harper
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,911
Average Rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
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380.

Initials B.B.
Compilation
France Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,913
Average Rating: 76/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 623 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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