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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
123.

Modern Sounds In Country And Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,803
Rank in 1960s123Overall Rank:1,271
Average Rating:  79/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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154.

Howlin' Wolf
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,293
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,698
Average Rating:  80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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194.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:924
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,231
Average Rating:  79/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:912
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,257
Average Rating:  72/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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231.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:700
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,759
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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292.

Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:441
Rank in 1960s292Overall Rank:3,958
Average Rating:  80/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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296.

Tijuana MoodsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1962Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:435
Rank in 1960s296Overall Rank:4,007
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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309.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:399
Rank in 1960s309Overall Rank:4,274
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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319.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:381
Rank in 1960s319Overall Rank:4,437
Average Rating:  78/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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343.

Takin' OffUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1962Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s343Overall Rank:4,799
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 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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