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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 (482nd)
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
71.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,222
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:663
Average Rating: 78/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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72.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,202
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:671
Average Rating: 79/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,151
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:677
Average Rating: 79/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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74.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:1,992
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:722
Average Rating: 76/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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75.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:1,979
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:728
Average Rating: 81/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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76.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,970
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:735
Average Rating: 77/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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77.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,940
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:747
Average Rating: 78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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78.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,891
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:765
Average Rating: 74/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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79.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,888
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:768
Average Rating: 76/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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80.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:1,877
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:770
Average Rating: 76/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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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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