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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
20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,924
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,120 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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64.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,869
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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82.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:3,110
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  81/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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93.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,669
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:922
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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266.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:534
Rank in 1960s266Overall Rank:3,474
Average Rating:  77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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274.

MeditationsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1966:28Rank Score:501
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,652
Average Rating:  79/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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416.

Live At The Village VanguardUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1962:11Rank Score:267
Rank in 1960s416Overall Rank:6,023
Average Rating:  78/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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480.

ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1962:17Rank Score:216
Rank in 1960s480Overall Rank:7,123
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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494.

Coltrane's SoundUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:28Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s494Overall Rank:7,412
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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629.

Lush LifeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1961:22Rank Score:140
Rank in 1960s629Overall Rank:9,822
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 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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