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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 37,000 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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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
5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,361 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:101,838
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,060 votes)
Comments: 272 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,869
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,338 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,189 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,670
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,541 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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23.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:23,298
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,024 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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24.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:911 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,802
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,205 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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26.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:762 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:17,876
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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28.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:753 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:16,570
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  84/100 (853 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,940
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  81/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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42.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,873
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  82/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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45.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:8,172
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  81/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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