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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196016313,469 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,614 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,330 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,156th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,963 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,924 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965321188,466 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350270,134 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967478430,925 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,626 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,397 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4961,676,849

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
71.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,780
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  79/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,615
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  77/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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73.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,611
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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74.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  82/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,484
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  80/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,322
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  78/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,266
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  77/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,233
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,176
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:765
Average Rating:  76/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,157
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  74/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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