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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.
196035824,399 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,893 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,263 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344266,890 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,066 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,818 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,411 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,607 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,245 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,415 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,410,007

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
39.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,179
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,469 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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61.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1964:2Rank Score:5,233
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  80/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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63.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,217
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  82/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:3,159
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  75/100 (937 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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81.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1960s81Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  80/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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112.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,149
Rank in 1960s112Overall Rank:1,153
Average Rating:  78/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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147.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:1,416
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,619
Average Rating:  79/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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181.

"Live" At The Star-Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:1,088
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,023
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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186.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,088
Average Rating:  76/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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193.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:978
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,211
Average Rating:  73/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 10 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 Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 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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