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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.
196035824,410 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,911 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,267 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344267,114 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,108 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,971 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,469 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,946 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,618 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,810 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,411,624

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
130.

Modern Sounds In Country And Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,801
Rank in 1960s130Overall Rank:1,308
Average Rating:  80/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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160.

Howlin' Wolf
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,286
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,759
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,114
Average Rating:  80/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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199.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,280
Average Rating:  72/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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231.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:728
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,763
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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286.

Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:483
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,784
Average Rating:  80/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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289.

Tijuana MoodsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1962Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:477
Rank in 1960s289Overall Rank:3,818
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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310.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:423
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,203
Average Rating:  78/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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324.

Takin' OffUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1962Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:389
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,490
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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332.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:376
Rank in 1960s332Overall Rank:4,607
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 5 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 Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 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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