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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 17,000 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.
196012312,355 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196114112,691 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,231 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,946 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,327 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965268172,518 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966292245,120 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967410398,902 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968539248,349 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969572368,562 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8821,536,001

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:181 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,420
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  77/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,402
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  77/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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73.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,227
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:685
Average Rating:  82/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,155
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  79/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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75.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,107
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  81/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,089
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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77.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,074
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  74/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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78.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,070
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  78/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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79.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,049
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  77/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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80.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:1,938
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 45 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 622 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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