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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 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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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
69.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,154
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  78/100 (343 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:2,044
Rank in 1960s114Overall Rank:1,184
Average Rating:  78/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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140.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,538
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  78/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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201.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:893
Rank in 1960s201Overall Rank:2,336
Average Rating:  74/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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222.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1969:61Rank Score:768
Rank in 1960s222Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  78/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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327.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1964Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1964:23Rank Score:375
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,588
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:24 charts
Rank in 1963:20Rank Score:260
Rank in 1960s423Overall Rank:6,152
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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538.

Gesang Der Jünglinge - KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1962Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1962:22Rank Score:182
Rank in 1960s538Overall Rank:8,101
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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585.

Canaxis 5Germany Technical Space Composer's Crew
Year of Release:1969Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1969:141Rank Score:160
Rank in 1960s585Overall Rank:8,873
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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796.

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 1968:165Rank Score:101
Rank in 1960s796Overall Rank:12,854
Average Rating:  69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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