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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
71.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,050
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:631
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,031
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  77/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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73.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,014
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,778
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  79/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,595
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  78/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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76.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,585
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  80/100 (257 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:2,540
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  77/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,511
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,479
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  76/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,404
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  75/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 24 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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