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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
5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,300 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:100,128
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,002 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,170 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,715
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,156 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:31,808
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,510 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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23.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:908 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:23,069
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,004 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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24.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:884 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,394
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,183 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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26.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:17,995
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,056 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:735 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:16,291
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  84/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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41.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,767
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  82/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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42.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,736
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  81/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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46.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:7,869
Rank in 1960s46Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  81/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 42 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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