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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

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

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,205
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:669
Average Rating: 78/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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72.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,180
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:676
Average Rating: 82/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,105
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:696
Average Rating: 79/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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74.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,060
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:711
Average Rating: 77/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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75.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:746
Average Rating: 77/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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76.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,963
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:747
Average Rating: 78/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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77.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:1,960
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:748
Average Rating: 81/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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78.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,891
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:774
Average Rating: 76/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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79.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,882
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:782
Average Rating: 74/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:1,880
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:784
Average Rating: 76/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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