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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
7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,879 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,409
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,231 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,850 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,419
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,607 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,364
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:24,784
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:101
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,304 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,454
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,432 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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48.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:7,138
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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67.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,543
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  79/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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94.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,581
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  79/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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102.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1965:9Rank Score:2,418
Rank in 1960s102Overall Rank:995
Average Rating:  81/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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108.

Spiritual UnityUnited States Albert Ayler
Year of Release:1965Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1965:10Rank Score:2,142
Rank in 1960s108Overall Rank:1,122
Average Rating:  76/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 9 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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