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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
7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,917 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,137
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,296 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,898 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:72,529
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,716 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:27,619
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,146 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:977 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:25,258
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,351 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,700
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,511 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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48.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:7,289
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  83/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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67.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,583
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  79/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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95.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  79/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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101.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1965:9Rank Score:2,479
Rank in 1960s101Overall Rank:995
Average Rating:  81/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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108.

Spiritual UnityUnited States Albert Ayler
Year of Release:1965Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1965:10Rank Score:2,217
Rank in 1960s108Overall Rank:1,119
Average Rating:  76/100 (178 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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