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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 22,000 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.
196018015,531 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,647 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (630th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,178 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,870 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,965 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,173 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,788 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967545453,596 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968735288,338 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,517 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0201,781,603

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:159 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:2,932
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:630
Average Rating:  81/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,798
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  77/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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73.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,750
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:659
Average Rating:  82/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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74.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,723
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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75.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,519
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  78/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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76.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,461
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  80/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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77.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,426
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  77/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,389
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  78/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,328
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  76/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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80.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,305
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  81/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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