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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 37,000 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.
196034124,116 Giant Steps (540th)
by John Coltrane
196136020,451 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,863 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,295th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,399 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,564 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,167 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,213 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840590,824 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110378,643 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,564 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,381,805

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
103.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1965:9Rank Score:2,476
Rank in 1960s103Overall Rank:995
Average Rating:  81/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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162.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:1,240
Rank in 1960s162Overall Rank:1,786
Average Rating:  80/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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226.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:748
Rank in 1960s226Overall Rank:2,673
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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241.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:676
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,876
Average Rating:  81/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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593.

Nina Simone In ConcertUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1964Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1964:38Rank Score:155
Rank in 1960s593Overall Rank:9,124
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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628.

To Love SomebodyUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1969:148Rank Score:140
Rank in 1960s628Overall Rank:9,796
Average Rating:  73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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655.

High Priestess Of SoulUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:97Rank Score:131
Rank in 1960s655Overall Rank:10,348
Average Rating:  77/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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696.

'Nuff Said !United States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1968:144Rank Score:120
Rank in 1960s696Overall Rank:11,046
Average Rating:  76/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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707.

Nina Simone At NewportUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1960Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1960:30Rank Score:118
Rank in 1960s707Overall Rank:11,238
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

Forbidden FruitUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1961Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1961:43Rank Score:82
Rank in 1960s928Overall Rank:15,816
Average Rating:  71/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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