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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 37,000 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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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:222 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,411
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  80/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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82.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:3,110
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  81/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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154.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,317
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,709
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,132
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,938
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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258.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s258Overall Rank:3,309
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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266.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:534
Rank in 1960s266Overall Rank:3,474
Average Rating:  77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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278.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:497
Rank in 1960s278Overall Rank:3,675
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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302.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s302Overall Rank:4,087
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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303.

Djangology
Compilation
Belgium Django Reinhardt
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:432
Rank in 1960s303Overall Rank:4,105
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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313.

Two Steps From The Blues
Compilation
United States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:400
Rank in 1960s313Overall Rank:4,350
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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