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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
4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,412 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:104,055
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,778 votes)
Comments: 286 comments
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50.

Crosby, Stills & NashMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills & Nash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1969:15Rank Score:6,797
Rank in 1960s50Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  81/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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62.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1964:2Rank Score:5,083
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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197.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:900
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,275
Average Rating:  80/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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207.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:853
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating:  74/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,488
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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238.

Jane Birkin Et Serge GainsbourgMixed Nationality Jane Birkin / Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1969Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1969:67Rank Score:674
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,827
Average Rating:  79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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267.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1968:48Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,475
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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310.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:398
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,287
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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335.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:355
Rank in 1960s335Overall Rank:4,728
Average Rating:  79/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 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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