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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
4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,498 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:106,672
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,871 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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11.

Are You ExperiencedMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,727 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,613
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,032 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,213 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,759
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,570 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,511
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,089 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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50.

Crosby, Stills & NashMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills & Nash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1969:15Rank Score:6,884
Rank in 1960s50Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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63.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,217
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  82/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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99.

SantanaMixed Nationality Santana
Year of Release:1969Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1969:28Rank Score:2,600
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  80/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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100.

Scott 4Mixed Nationality Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1969:29Rank Score:2,528
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  79/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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189.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:1,016
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating:  78/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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195.

Scott 3Mixed Nationality Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:966
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating:  77/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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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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