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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
21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:977 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:25,258
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,351 votes)
Comments: 78 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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23.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:937 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:23,332
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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24.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,846
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,224 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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25.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:19,485
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:137
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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26.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:18,073
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,102 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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27.

The Piper At The Gates Of DawnUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1967Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 1967:7Rank Score:17,336
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,595 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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28.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,885
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,197 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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29.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:16,575
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  84/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 56 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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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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