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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.
196034024,122 Giant Steps (536th)
by John Coltrane
196135820,361 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,856 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,301st)
by Ray Charles
196342365,550 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (136th)
by Charles Mingus
196448853,644 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965586265,034 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966654375,689 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967834590,411 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,103378,121 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,348590,634 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5172,379,423

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
14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,370 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,309
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,658 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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24.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:907 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,725
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,203 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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55.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,854
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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117.

Their Satanic Majesties RequestUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1967:22Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,218
Average Rating:  74/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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130.

Between The ButtonsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1967:25Rank Score:1,738
Rank in 1960s130Overall Rank:1,330
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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145.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,484
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,539
Average Rating:  77/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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216.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:791
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,559
Average Rating:  73/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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296.

12 x 5United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1964:21Rank Score:445
Rank in 1960s296Overall Rank:3,999
Average Rating:  73/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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362.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:56Rank Score:330
Rank in 1960s362Overall Rank:5,114
Average Rating:  74/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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402.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1965:39Rank Score:278
Rank in 1960s402Overall Rank:5,820
Average Rating:  72/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 232 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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