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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.
196011711,198 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,973 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,084 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,164th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,575 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,168 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,870 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,081 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386381,258 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,357 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969538348,949 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7261,465,513

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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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:2,258
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:662
Average Rating: 82/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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72.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,203
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:676
Average Rating: 78/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,122
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:693
Average Rating: 79/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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74.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,105
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:697
Average Rating: 77/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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75.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,042
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:721
Average Rating: 81/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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76.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:1,983
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:744
Average Rating: 77/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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77.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:1,951
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:754
Average Rating: 78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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78.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:1,897
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:781
Average Rating: 76/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:1,883
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:787
Average Rating: 76/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:1,881
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:788
Average Rating: 74/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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