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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.
196012111,621 Sketches Of Spain (498th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,345 King of the Delta Blues Singers (525th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,355 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317336,457 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,903 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,475 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283240,987 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967390388,525 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968513241,763 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969544356,416 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7611,494,848

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:170 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,292
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:665
Average Rating: 77/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,203
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:683
Average Rating: 77/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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73.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,199
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:685
Average Rating: 82/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,194
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:686
Average Rating: 78/100 (286 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:2,055
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:727
Average Rating: 79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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76.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,044
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:733
Average Rating: 81/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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77.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,037
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:736
Average Rating: 77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:765
Average Rating: 78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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79.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,919
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:785
Average Rating: 74/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:1,894
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:794
Average Rating: 76/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 9 1%
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