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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.
196034624,360 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136621,000 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (751st)
by Robert Johnson
196238915,964 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,290th)
by Ray Charles
196343666,015 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (136th)
by Charles Mingus
196450354,045 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,596 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660378,414 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967858593,493 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,118380,658 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,438 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6282,394,983

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
7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,918 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,411
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,273 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,570 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,322
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,933 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:971 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:25,271
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,335 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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29.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,548
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,184 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  80/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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87.

Nashville SkylineUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1969Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1969:24Rank Score:2,912
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:862
Average Rating:  77/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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96.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1967:20Rank Score:2,635
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  78/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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111.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,141
Rank in 1960s111Overall Rank:1,151
Average Rating:  78/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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198.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:942
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,259
Average Rating:  72/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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381.

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:311
Rank in 1960s381Overall Rank:5,393
Average Rating:  81/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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