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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 (535th)
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
89.

Os MutantesBrazil Os Mutantes
Year of Release:1968Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1968:18Rank Score:2,730
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  81/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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183.

Caetano Veloso (1968)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:1,035
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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217.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:782
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,581
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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231.

Gal CostaBrazil Gal Costa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:734
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,704
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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248.

Os Afro-Sambas De Baden E ViníciusBrazil Baden Powell & Vinícius de Moraes
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:27Rank Score:630
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,026
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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261.

MutantesBrazil Os Mutantes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:73Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s261Overall Rank:3,366
Average Rating:  81/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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279.

Samba Esquema NovoBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1963Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1963:11Rank Score:495
Rank in 1960s279Overall Rank:3,685
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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358.

Gilberto Gil (Frevo Rasgado)Brazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1968Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:334
Rank in 1960s358Overall Rank:5,068
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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368.

The Composer Of Desafinado, PlaysBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1963Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1963:18Rank Score:322
Rank in 1960s368Overall Rank:5,205
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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369.

Caetano Veloso (1969)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1969Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1969:92Rank Score:321
Rank in 1960s369Overall Rank:5,209
Average Rating:  80/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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