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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 26,000 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.
196021417,927 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,577 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,797 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330650,808 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196436743,690 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965420224,107 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,701 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,901 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,546 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,672 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7741,991,725

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.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,264
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  78/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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72.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,197
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  81/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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73.

Willy And The Poor BoysUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1969:18Rank Score:3,182
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  82/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,079
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  80/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,774
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  78/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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77.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:768
Average Rating:  76/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,628
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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79.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:2,616
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:776
Average Rating:  79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,597
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  75/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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