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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 35,000 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.
196029223,156 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196133019,179 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (750th)
by Robert Johnson
196235215,075 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,271st)
by Ray Charles
196339463,695 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (140th)
by Charles Mingus
196446752,484 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965559261,925 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966622371,435 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967792584,451 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,076372,265 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,315583,636 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,1992,347,300

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:2,210 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:98,798
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,522 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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94.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,581
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  79/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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135.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1967:26Rank Score:1,625
Rank in 1960s135Overall Rank:1,400
Average Rating:  76/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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147.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,405
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  75/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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150.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,342
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,650
Average Rating:  76/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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263.

All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1964:20Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s263Overall Rank:3,387
Average Rating:  74/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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303.

Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1965:28Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s303Overall Rank:4,146
Average Rating:  74/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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314.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1963:14Rank Score:391
Rank in 1960s314Overall Rank:4,340
Average Rating:  70/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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552.

The Best Of The Beach Boys
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1966:53Rank Score:170
Rank in 1960s552Overall Rank:8,353
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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582.

Little Deuce CoupeUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1963:26Rank Score:157
Rank in 1960s582Overall Rank:8,820
Average Rating:  64/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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