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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
991.

O Bidú, Silêncio No BrooklinBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1967Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1967:142Rank Score:77
Rank in 1960s991Overall Rank:16,812
Average Rating:  74/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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992.

It's A MotherUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1969Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1969:224Rank Score:77
Rank in 1960s992Overall Rank:16,855
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

10 000 LépésHungary Omega
Year of Release:1969Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1969:225Rank Score:77
Rank in 1960s993Overall Rank:16,873
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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994.

Wish It Would RainUnited States The Temptations
Year of Release:1968Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1968:191Rank Score:77
Rank in 1960s994Overall Rank:16,888
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

Brigitte Fontaine Est... Folle!France Brigitte Fontaine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1968:192Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s995Overall Rank:16,948
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

From Rio With LoveBrazil Walter Wanderley
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1966:107Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s996Overall Rank:16,991
Average Rating:  70/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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997.

TasteIreland Taste
Year of Release:1969Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1969:226Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s997Overall Rank:16,995
Average Rating:  75/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

Upon This RockUnited States Larry Norman
Year of Release:1969Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1969:227Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s998Overall Rank:17,002
Average Rating:  64/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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999.

H. P. LovecraftUnited States H. P. Lovecraft
Year of Release:1967Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1967:143Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s999Overall Rank:17,030
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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1000.

Out ThereUnited States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1961Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1961:48Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s1,000Overall Rank:17,035
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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