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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 14,000 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.
196011010,188 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,035 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,347 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,470 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,391 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,488 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,758 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,910 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,948 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969494323,940 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4961,359,476

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, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,013
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:672
Average Rating: 81/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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72.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:1,985
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:679
Average Rating: 79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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73.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:1,981
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:681
Average Rating: 79/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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74.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:1,899
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:710
Average Rating: 81/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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75.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:1,889
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:713
Average Rating: 76/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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76.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,812
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:736
Average Rating: 78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,807
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:739
Average Rating: 77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,799
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:743
Average Rating: 78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,696
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:792
Average Rating: 77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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80.

Goodbye And HelloUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1967Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1967:20Rank Score:1,667
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:801
Average Rating: 78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 13 1%
Italy 13 1%
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