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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
76.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,290
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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82.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,907
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  81/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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156.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,289
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,701
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,063
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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256.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,300
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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272.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:501
Rank in 1960s272Overall Rank:3,573
Average Rating:  77/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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277.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:478
Rank in 1960s277Overall Rank:3,707
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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297.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:431
Rank in 1960s297Overall Rank:4,027
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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307.

Two Steps From The Blues
Compilation
United States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:406
Rank in 1960s307Overall Rank:4,219
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 6 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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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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