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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.
196021017,348 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,665 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (634th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,268 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,881 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,547 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965408214,171 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966438305,292 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,222 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822305,835 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959464,400 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5591,904,629

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

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,154
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  77/100 (417 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:173 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,107
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  80/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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73.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:2,958
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  78/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,919
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  78/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,786
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  80/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,773
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:704
Average Rating:  78/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,592
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  76/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,475
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  76/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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79.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,466
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  78/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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80.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:2,459
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 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 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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