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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.
196035824,410 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,911 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,267 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344267,114 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,108 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,971 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,469 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,946 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,618 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,810 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,411,624

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
2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,926 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,966
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,724 votes)
Comments: 414 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,274 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,340
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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55.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:6,016
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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58.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,663
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  81/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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62.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,221
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  80/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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66.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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86.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:870
Average Rating:  79/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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92.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,724
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  78/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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93.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 13 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 Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 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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