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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 18,000 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.
196012912,761 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,357 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,080th)
by Ray Charles
196319138,307 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,907 A Hard Day's Night (211th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,612 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301248,846 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420404,722 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,597 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599374,963 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,560,642

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.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,482
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:643
Average Rating:  77/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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72.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,482
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  82/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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73.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,426
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  77/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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74.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,161
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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75.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,160
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:724
Average Rating:  81/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,155
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  77/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,134
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:734
Average Rating:  77/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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78.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  78/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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79.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,060
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:760
Average Rating:  74/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:1,989
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  76/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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