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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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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:2,247 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,094
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,580 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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101.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,510
Rank in 1960s101Overall Rank:982
Average Rating:  79/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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136.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1967:26Rank Score:1,620
Rank in 1960s136Overall Rank:1,429
Average Rating:  76/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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147.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,404
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,619
Average Rating:  76/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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151.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,346
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,679
Average Rating:  76/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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267.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1964:20Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,481
Average Rating:  74/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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304.

Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1965:28Rank Score:422
Rank in 1960s304Overall Rank:4,181
Average Rating:  74/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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322.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1963:15Rank Score:388
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,460
Average Rating:  70/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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542.

Surfin' SafariUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1962Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1962:23Rank Score:180
Rank in 1960s542Overall Rank:8,154
Average Rating:  64/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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562.

The Best Of The Beach Boys
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1966:55Rank Score:170
Rank in 1960s562Overall Rank:8,490
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 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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