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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 23,000 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.
196018916,853 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,942 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,848 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,100th)
by Ray Charles
196326847,772 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432339,795 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965385209,349 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,620 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967565472,907 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,576 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969894454,748 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2441,866,411

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.

MoveUnited Kingdom The Move
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,437
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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372.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1960Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1960:14Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,453
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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373.

More Of The MonkeesUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1967Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:221
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,461
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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374.

Joy Of A ToyUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:98Rank Score:220
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,500
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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375.

Do You Believe In MagicUnited States The Lovin' Spoonful
Year of Release:1965Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1965:33Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,527
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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376.

HairMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1968:74Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,536
Average Rating:  70/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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377.

PsychoUnited States Bernard Herrmann
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:15Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,538
Average Rating:  79/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

St. Louis To LiverpoolUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1964Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,540
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

Boz ScaggsUnited States Boz Scaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:99Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,579
Average Rating:  79/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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380.

I Ain't Marching AnymoreUnited States Phil Ochs
Year of Release:1965Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,580
Average Rating:  81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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