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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.
196035824,410 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,911 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,267 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344267,114 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,108 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,971 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,469 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,946 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,618 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,810 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,411,624

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
6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,274 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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95.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  79/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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125.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1967:24Rank Score:1,832
Rank in 1960s125Overall Rank:1,284
Average Rating:  76/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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148.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,397
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,643
Average Rating:  76/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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149.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,395
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,644
Average Rating:  76/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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270.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1964:21Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s270Overall Rank:3,507
Average Rating:  74/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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305.

Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1965:28Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s305Overall Rank:4,141
Average Rating:  74/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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318.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1963:16Rank Score:404
Rank in 1960s318Overall Rank:4,358
Average Rating:  70/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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557.

Surfin' SafariUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1962Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1962:23Rank Score:176
Rank in 1960s557Overall Rank:8,359
Average Rating:  65/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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569.

The Best Of The Beach Boys
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1966:56Rank Score:170
Rank in 1960s569Overall Rank:8,562
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 107 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 227 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%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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