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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
21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:24,784
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:101
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,304 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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22.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,339
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,232 votes)
Comments: 89 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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25.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:18,418
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 51 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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27.

The Piper At The Gates Of DawnUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1967Appears in:912 charts
Rank in 1967:7Rank Score:17,089
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,527 votes)
Comments: 88 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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29.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,280
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,147 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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30.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:15,685
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,145 votes)
Comments: 66 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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