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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
6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,210 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:98,798
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,522 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,879 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,409
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,231 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,822 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:60,849
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,217 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,520 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,855
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,888 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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11.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,669 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:54,701
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,961 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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17.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:31,812
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,156 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:31,808
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,510 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,364
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:24,784
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:101
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,304 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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22.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,339
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,232 votes)
Comments: 89 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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