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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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,303
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:665
Average Rating: 77/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,288
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:666
Average Rating: 77/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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73.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,210
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:684
Average Rating: 82/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,189
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:689
Average Rating: 78/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,096
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:719
Average Rating: 79/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,061
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:726
Average Rating: 77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,048
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:730
Average Rating: 81/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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78.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,040
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:737
Average Rating: 77/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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79.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:1,973
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:767
Average Rating: 78/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,921
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:786
Average Rating: 74/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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