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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 (536th)
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
30.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:751 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:15,774
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (831 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:12,955
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  81/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:663 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:11,991
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  84/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,860
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  81/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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95.

Songs From A RoomCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1969Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1969:27Rank Score:2,663
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:926
Average Rating:  80/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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185.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:1,027
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,093
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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211.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,462
Average Rating:  78/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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241.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:678
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,865
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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255.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:586
Rank in 1960s255Overall Rank:3,215
Average Rating:  76/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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270.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1969Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1969:75Rank Score:510
Rank in 1960s270Overall Rank:3,597
Average Rating:  74/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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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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