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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 17,000 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.
196012211,870 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,181 King of the Delta Blues Singers (531st)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,877 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,061st)
by Ray Charles
196317837,315 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,077 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263169,996 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,105 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406393,795 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,326 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969559361,799 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8361,513,342

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.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,356
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  77/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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72.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,340
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  77/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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73.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,160
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  82/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,149
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  78/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,124
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,116
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  77/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,045
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,043
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:753
Average Rating:  81/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:1,956
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  78/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,948
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  74/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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