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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
3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,878 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:137,985
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,738 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,498 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:106,672
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,871 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,887 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,925
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,295 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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11.

Are You ExperiencedMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,727 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,613
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,032 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:32,534
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,147 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:30,174
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,036 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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27.

The Piper At The Gates Of DawnUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1967Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 1967:7Rank Score:17,336
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,595 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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31.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:778 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:16,017
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,511
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,089 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:744 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,428
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  80/100 (920 votes)
Comments: 52 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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