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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 26,000 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.
196021618,362 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (660th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,430 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,367 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,328 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965426226,422 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966468319,738 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967627507,251 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968876322,423 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,033493,444 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8432,012,272

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
61.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,166
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  82/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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62.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:4,072
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  81/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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63.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,808
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  79/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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64.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,806
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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65.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,776
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  80/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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66.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:3,754
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  82/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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67.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,696
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:3,578
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  77/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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69.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,477
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  78/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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70.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,441
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  82/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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