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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 24,000 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.
196020816,991 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,473 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,003 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196328648,387 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (151st)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,658 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965405212,210 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,483 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,326 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968815304,265 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969943461,837 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5211,892,631

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  77/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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72.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
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United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,073
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  80/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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73.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:2,959
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  78/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,909
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  78/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,774
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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76.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  80/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,552
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  76/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,466
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,466
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  76/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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80.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,440
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  81/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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