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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.
196011410,892 Sketches Of Spain (481st)
by Miles Davis
196112711,703 King of the Delta Blues Singers (507th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,774 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316835,486 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420030,070 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965257163,855 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275235,232 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380377,232 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968495233,309 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969527346,243 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6691,450,795

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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RankAlbumArtist
371.

I Ain't Marching AnymoreUnited States Phil Ochs
Year of Release:1965Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1965:38Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,732
Average Rating: 77/100 (12 votes)
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372.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,735
Average Rating: 72/100 (19 votes)
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373.

Tim Hardin 2United States Tim Hardin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,742
Average Rating: 73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

FolkjokeopusUnited Kingdom Roy Harper
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:163
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,745
Average Rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
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375.

AnimalismUnited Kingdom The Animals
Year of Release:1966Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1966:35Rank Score:162
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,766
Average Rating: 74/100 (30 votes)
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376.

A Date With The Everly BrothersUnited States The Everly Brothers
Year of Release:1961Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1961:17Rank Score:162
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,772
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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377.

Boz ScaggsUnited States Boz Scaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:93Rank Score:162
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,782
Average Rating: 72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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378.

Have A MarijuanaUnited States David Peel
Year of Release:1969Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1969:94Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,822
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
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379.

Part OneUnited States The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,826
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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380.

Mama TriedUnited States Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Year of Release:1968Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1968:72Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,836
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 12 1%
Italy 12 1%
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