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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 25,000 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.
196021017,845 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196124416,195 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (643rd)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,735 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,150th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,898 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,476 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965412220,164 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966445313,406 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,275 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,212 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969984477,655 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6471,956,861

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.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,269
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  82/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:643
Average Rating:  80/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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73.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,135
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  78/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,037
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,870
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:692
Average Rating:  80/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,808
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  78/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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77.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,631
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  76/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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78.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:2,601
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,553
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  76/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,550
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  75/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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