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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 14,000 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.
196011010,188 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,035 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,347 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,470 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,391 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,488 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,758 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,910 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,948 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969494323,940 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4961,359,476

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 Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
371.

SailorUnited States Steve Miller Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:154
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,711
Average Rating: 70/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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372.

Surfer's ChoiceUnited States Dick Dale
Year of Release:1962Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:153
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,726
Average Rating: 77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

Children Of The FutureUnited States Steve Miller Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:153
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,750
Average Rating: 66/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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374.

AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1969:91Rank Score:152
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,762
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

Jorge BenBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1969Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:152
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,768
Average Rating: 70/100 (17 votes)
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376.

Take a PictureUnited States Margo Guryan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:75Rank Score:152
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,780
Average Rating: 73/100 (13 votes)
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377.

Sentimentally YoursUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1962Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1962:12Rank Score:151
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,794
Average Rating: 73/100 (17 votes)
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378.

FairytaleUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:151
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,804
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

The Mamas And The Papas DeliverUnited States The Mamas And The Papas
Year of Release:1967Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:151
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,809
Average Rating: 73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

The First SongsUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1966Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1966:36Rank Score:150
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,812
Average Rating: 73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 13 1%
Italy 13 1%
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