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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.
196015112,926 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,238 King of the Delta Blues Singers (556th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,885 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,117th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,839 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,941 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,277 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,820 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967452420,365 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968606265,571 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969646394,401 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2851,637,261

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:179 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,620
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  79/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,569
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  77/100 (427 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:2,375
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  77/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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74.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,333
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  80/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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75.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,306
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:706
Average Rating:  82/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  78/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:734
Average Rating:  77/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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78.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,117
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  78/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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79.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,116
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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80.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 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 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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