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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 36,000 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.
196033523,987 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196134319,930 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (735th)
by Robert Johnson
196236915,696 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,300th)
by Ray Charles
196341665,244 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196447753,434 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965569263,235 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966635373,997 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967803587,441 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,083374,867 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,328586,381 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,3582,364,211

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:1,893 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,672
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,250 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,538 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,294
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,911 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:963 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:24,941
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,321 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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29.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,378
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,076
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  80/100 (711 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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87.

Nashville SkylineUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1969Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1969:24Rank Score:2,849
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  77/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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95.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1967:20Rank Score:2,601
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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110.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,101
Rank in 1960s110Overall Rank:1,153
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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197.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:934
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,241
Average Rating:  72/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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381.

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:306
Rank in 1960s381Overall Rank:5,375
Average Rating:  81/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 59 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 10 1%
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