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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
20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:27,619
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,146 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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65.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,924
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  82/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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79.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:3,178
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  81/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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93.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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263.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s263Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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272.

MeditationsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:530
Rank in 1960s272Overall Rank:3,536
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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417.

Live At The Village VanguardUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:266
Rank in 1960s417Overall Rank:6,093
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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449.

ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1962:15Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s449Overall Rank:6,678
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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483.

Coltrane's SoundUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1964Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1964:30Rank Score:218
Rank in 1960s483Overall Rank:7,153
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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640.

Lush LifeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1961:27Rank Score:141
Rank in 1960s640Overall Rank:9,882
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 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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