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Best Albums of 1968

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1968 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1968 year summaryThe best artists of 1968 were The Beatles, Van Morrison, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Zombies, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Band, Johnny Cash and Simon And Garfunkel.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,411 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:69,784
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,624 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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2.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:23,152
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: 84/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:21,319
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: 85/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:14,810
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: 85/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:13,691
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: 83/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:10,910
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:145
Average Rating: 84/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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7.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:10,152
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:159
Average Rating: 83/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:7,585
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:219
Average Rating: 81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:7,359
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:226
Average Rating: 82/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:4,198
Rank in 1960s47Overall Rank:378
Average Rating: 80/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1968 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 2%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Aretha Franklin 3 1%
Otis Redding 3 1%
Donovan 2 0%
Taj Mahal 2 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 233 57%
United Kingdom 76 19%
Canada 14 3%
Brazil 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
France 9 2%
Italy 8 2%
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