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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
20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,364
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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66.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,589
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  82/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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82.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,907
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  81/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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88.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,729
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:889
Average Rating:  78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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272.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:501
Rank in 1960s272Overall Rank:3,573
Average Rating:  77/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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274.

MeditationsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:498
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,594
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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417.

Live At The Village VanguardUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:265
Rank in 1960s417Overall Rank:5,943
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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488.

Coltrane's SoundUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:28Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s488Overall Rank:7,271
Average Rating:  78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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489.

ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1962:17Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s489Overall Rank:7,315
Average Rating:  78/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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629.

Lush LifeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1961:21Rank Score:139
Rank in 1960s629Overall Rank:9,654
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 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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