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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 15,000 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.
196011310,728 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,599 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,784 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,278th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,976 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,731 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,345 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,162 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,502 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,401 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,059 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,287

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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71.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,234
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:649
Average Rating: 80/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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72.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,163
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:669
Average Rating: 78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,131
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:677
Average Rating: 79/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:1,931
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:736
Average Rating: 77/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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75.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,931
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:737
Average Rating: 78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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76.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:1,906
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:749
Average Rating: 81/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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77.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,903
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:752
Average Rating: 76/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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78.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,885
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:758
Average Rating: 77/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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79.

Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,868
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:765
Average Rating: 77/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:1,867
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:766
Average Rating: 74/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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