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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 19,000 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.
196013612,760 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,759 King of the Delta Blues Singers (552nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,377 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,138th)
by Ray Charles
196320139,977 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,938 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965288180,470 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966317259,743 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431414,785 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968586262,047 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969623387,849 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1361,611,705

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.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,536
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  79/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  77/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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73.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,354
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  77/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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74.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,271
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  82/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,261
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  80/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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76.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,252
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  77/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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77.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,235
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,181
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  78/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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79.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,090
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  74/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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80.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,066
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  76/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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