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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.
196019016,797 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121715,236 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,996 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,709 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,200 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965388209,459 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966415299,802 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967568473,380 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968765300,591 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969900456,199 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2691,870,369

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,058
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  77/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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72.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
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United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,057
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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73.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:2,959
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  78/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:2,879
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:659
Average Rating:  79/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,671
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:710
Average Rating:  80/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,621
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,558
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,464
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,429
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:783
Average Rating:  76/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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80.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,402
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  74/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 608 61%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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