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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.
196029123,144 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196133019,174 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (749th)
by Robert Johnson
196235215,075 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,271st)
by Ray Charles
196339363,545 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (140th)
by Charles Mingus
196446752,457 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965559261,617 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966622371,270 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967791584,145 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,076371,721 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,314583,495 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,1952,345,642

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
31.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:15,388
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:175
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:12,716
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  81/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:11,953
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  84/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,739
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  81/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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93.

Songs From A RoomCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1969Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1969:26Rank Score:2,629
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  80/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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182.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:1,022
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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209.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1969:56Rank Score:838
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,407
Average Rating:  78/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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239.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,867
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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253.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1968:46Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,189
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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282.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1969Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1969:77Rank Score:470
Rank in 1960s282Overall Rank:3,761
Average Rating:  74/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 3 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 194 19%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 617 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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