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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.
196035824,399 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,893 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,263 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344266,890 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,066 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,818 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,411 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,607 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,245 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,415 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,410,007

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
1.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,982 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:150,024
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,697 votes)
Comments: 384 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,521 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:51,144
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,772 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,530 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:49,172
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,234 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,391 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,627
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,360 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:38,009
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,086 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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22.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:949 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,530
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,289 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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30.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:774 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:16,029
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,188 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,607
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  75/100 (878 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,351
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:195
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (833 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:13,056
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 33 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 Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 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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