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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
38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,123
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,431 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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61.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1964:2Rank Score:5,211
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  82/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,059
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  80/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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78.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:3,198
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  80/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:3,139
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  75/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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111.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,115
Rank in 1960s111Overall Rank:1,158
Average Rating:  78/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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141.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:1,516
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,510
Average Rating:  79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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177.

"Live" At The Star-Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,027
Average Rating:  78/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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181.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:1,050
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,062
Average Rating:  76/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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192.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:987
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,166
Average Rating:  73/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 10 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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