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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
25.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:18,418
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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29.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,280
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,147 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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52.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,288
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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69.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,085
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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92.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,655
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:912
Average Rating:  76/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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145.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,419
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  78/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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152.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,339
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,656
Average Rating:  80/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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210.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:828
Rank in 1960s210Overall Rank:2,430
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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212.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,488
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,869
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 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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