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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 20,000 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.
196016413,474 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196118213,857 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (566th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,536 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196322342,764 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425835,817 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326189,908 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,215 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502435,128 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968675274,308 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969716404,926 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,5911,691,933

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.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,760
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:2,636
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  77/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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73.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,633
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  78/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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74.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,489
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  82/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,443
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:694
Average Rating:  80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,325
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  78/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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77.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,312
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  78/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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78.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,257
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  78/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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79.

Sweetheart Of The RodeoUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1968:16Rank Score:2,221
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  77/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,161
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  74/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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