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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 38,000 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.
196036224,508 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137521,899 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (757th)
by Robert Johnson
196240616,338 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,340th)
by Ray Charles
196344567,292 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (138th)
by Charles Mingus
196451355,339 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965606267,872 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966666381,561 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967897599,358 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,136384,912 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,375600,960 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7812,420,039

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
43.

In A Silent WayUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1969Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1969:13Rank Score:10,334
Rank in 1960s43Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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64.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:5,037
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  82/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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298.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s298Overall Rank:4,027
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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316.

Filles de KilimanjaroUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1969Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1969:82Rank Score:408
Rank in 1960s316Overall Rank:4,344
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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371.

NefertitiUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:73Rank Score:328
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,183
Average Rating:  80/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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416.

E.S.P.United States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1965Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1965:42Rank Score:265
Rank in 1960s416Overall Rank:6,118
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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772.

My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis In ConcertUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1965Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1965:72Rank Score:111
Rank in 1960s772Overall Rank:12,020
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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785.

Miles In The SkyUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:161Rank Score:108
Rank in 1960s785Overall Rank:12,312
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

Seven Steps To HeavenUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1963Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1963:51Rank Score:86
Rank in 1960s923Overall Rank:15,382
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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960.

SorcererUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:137Rank Score:81
Rank in 1960s960Overall Rank:16,269
Average Rating:  76/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 141 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 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 590 59%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Brazil 34 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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