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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 38,000 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.
196035824,410 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,911 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,267 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344267,114 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,108 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,971 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,469 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,946 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,618 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,810 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,411,624

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
70.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,148
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  78/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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114.

The Marble IndexGermany Nico
Year of Release:1968Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1968:23Rank Score:2,025
Rank in 1960s114Overall Rank:1,203
Average Rating:  78/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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138.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:1,614
Rank in 1960s138Overall Rank:1,462
Average Rating:  78/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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194.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:972
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  74/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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216.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,585
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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334.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1964Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:374
Rank in 1960s334Overall Rank:4,626
Average Rating:  71/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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423.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieGermany Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1963:20Rank Score:261
Rank in 1960s423Overall Rank:6,194
Average Rating:  80/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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531.

Beethoven: 9 SymphonienGermany Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1963:26Rank Score:189
Rank in 1960s531Overall Rank:7,969
Average Rating:  78/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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561.

Gesang Der Jünglinge - KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1962Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1962:24Rank Score:175
Rank in 1960s561Overall Rank:8,388
Average Rating:  72/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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599.

Canaxis 5Germany Technical Space Composer's Crew
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:140Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s599Overall Rank:9,006
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 107 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 227 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%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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