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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 23,000 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.
196018916,427 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,792 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,566 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196326746,919 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431739,310 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382206,772 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,425 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558468,003 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,886 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969887448,809 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2071,844,908

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.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,012
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  79/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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72.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:2,998
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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73.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,937
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  77/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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74.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,732
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:683
Average Rating:  79/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,587
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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76.


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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,548
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  77/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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77.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,467
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:762
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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78.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,462
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  76/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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79.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,444
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  78/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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80.

Goodbye And HelloUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1967Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,367
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  78/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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