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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 22,000 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.
196018616,355 Sketches Of Spain (501st)
by Miles Davis
196120914,509 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (627th)
by Robert Johnson
196221810,667 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196326446,703 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196431039,261 A Hard Day's Night (223rd)
by The Beatles
1965379204,996 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966406291,388 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967554465,224 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968751295,413 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969878443,517 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,1551,828,032

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.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,019
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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72.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:2,938
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  77/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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73.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  82/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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74.

Dusty in MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,707
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,550
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:724
Average Rating:  77/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,524
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  78/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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77.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,434
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  78/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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78.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:758
Average Rating:  80/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,423
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  76/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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80.

Goodbye And HelloUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1967Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1967:19Rank Score:2,413
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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