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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 14,000 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.
196011010,036 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,102 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,309 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,609 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,576 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,611 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,811 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,610 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,085 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,857 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,361,606

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, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,016
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:672
Average Rating: 80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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72.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:1,986
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:682
Average Rating: 79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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73.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:1,969
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:688
Average Rating: 81/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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74.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:1,902
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:710
Average Rating: 81/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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75.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:1,867
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:719
Average Rating: 76/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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76.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,829
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:732
Average Rating: 78/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,808
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:740
Average Rating: 77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,760
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:760
Average Rating: 78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:1,752
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:763
Average Rating: 77/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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80.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,696
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:790
Average Rating: 77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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