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Best Albums of the 1960s

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.
196035024,221 Sketches Of Spain (529th)
by Miles Davis
196137121,811 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (754th)
by Robert Johnson
196239216,323 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196343766,869 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (135th)
by Charles Mingus
196450554,926 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965598267,570 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660379,256 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967873595,635 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,124381,878 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,361595,404 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6712,403,892

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:765 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:15,987
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (844 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:13,020
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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38.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:12,215
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  84/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:11,007
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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92.

Songs From A RoomCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1969Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1969:27Rank Score:2,709
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  80/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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186.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:1,025
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,127
Average Rating:  77/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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201.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:912
Rank in 1960s201Overall Rank:2,312
Average Rating:  78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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241.

Song To A SeagullCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1968Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:685
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,871
Average Rating:  76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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243.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s243Overall Rank:2,888
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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274.

Neil YoungCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1968Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1968:49Rank Score:517
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,586
Average Rating:  74/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 225 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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