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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 (751st)
by Robert Johnson
196235215,075 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,273rd)
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) (12th)
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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11.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,669 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:54,697
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,960 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,451 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:49,012
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,680 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,483 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,702
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,138 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,345 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:39,816
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,624 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,322 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,793
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,003 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,170 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,714
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,308 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,156 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:31,856
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,509 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:31,813
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,252 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,119 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:29,818
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,943 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,364
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 67 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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