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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.
196035824,399 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,893 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,263 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344266,890 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,066 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,818 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,411 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,607 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,245 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,415 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,410,007

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
77.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,355
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  80/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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79.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:3,178
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  81/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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156.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,330
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,720
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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170.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,154
Rank in 1960s170Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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262.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s262Overall Rank:3,300
Average Rating:  79/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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263.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s263Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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277.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:508
Rank in 1960s277Overall Rank:3,643
Average Rating:  75/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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297.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:449
Rank in 1960s297Overall Rank:4,004
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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304.

Djangology
Compilation
Belgium Django Reinhardt
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:439
Rank in 1960s304Overall Rank:4,070
Average Rating:  79/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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315.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:407
Rank in 1960s315Overall Rank:4,333
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 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 Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 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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