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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
38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,115
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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62.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1964:2Rank Score:5,083
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,020
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  80/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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79.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:3,106
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  80/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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80.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:3,104
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  75/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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111.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,016
Rank in 1960s111Overall Rank:1,169
Average Rating:  78/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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140.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:1,512
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,486
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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176.

"Live" At The Star-Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:1,083
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,981
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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178.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,016
Average Rating:  76/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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193.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:948
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating:  73/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 10 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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