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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.
196035024,198 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137121,788 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (753rd)
by Robert Johnson
196239216,317 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,296th)
by Ray Charles
196343766,822 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (135th)
by Charles Mingus
196450554,878 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965597267,182 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966661379,301 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967874595,225 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,124381,432 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,361595,038 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6722,402,182

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
11.

Are You ExperiencedMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,720 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,418
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,018 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,507 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:51,095
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,757 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,516 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,848
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,214 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,382 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,538
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,683 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,352 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,974
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,068 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,200 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:37,028
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,354 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,204 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,766
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,558 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,137 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:32,450
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,145 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:30,091
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,018 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:27,555
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,138 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 225 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 597 60%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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