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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.
196029223,156 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196133019,179 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (750th)
by Robert Johnson
196235215,075 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,271st)
by Ray Charles
196339463,695 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (140th)
by Charles Mingus
196446752,484 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965559261,925 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966622371,435 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967792584,451 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,076372,265 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,315583,636 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,1992,347,300

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:302 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,067
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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110.

The Marble IndexGermany Nico
Year of Release:1968Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1968:22Rank Score:2,036
Rank in 1960s110Overall Rank:1,158
Average Rating:  78/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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144.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,489
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  78/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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199.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:887
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,310
Average Rating:  74/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:763
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,595
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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344.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:23Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s344Overall Rank:4,804
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:23 charts
Rank in 1963:21Rank Score:256
Rank in 1960s423Overall Rank:6,129
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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601.

Canaxis 5Germany Technical Space Composer's Crew
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:143Rank Score:151
Rank in 1960s601Overall Rank:9,104
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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616.

Gesang Der Jünglinge - KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1962Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1962:26Rank Score:146
Rank in 1960s616Overall Rank:9,299
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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785.

Carl Orff: Carmina BuranaGermany Eugen Jochum / Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Chor Und Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Gerhard Stolze
Year of Release:1968Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1968:161Rank Score:102
Rank in 1960s785Overall Rank:12,572
Average Rating:  69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 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 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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