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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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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
31.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:754 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:15,628
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,173 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,661
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  75/100 (859 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,317
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (814 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:709 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,250
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,067 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:13,033
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:722 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,402
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,258
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,123
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,431 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:12,002
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (840 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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40.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,526
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  83/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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