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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
31.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:778 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:16,017
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,607
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  75/100 (878 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,351
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:195
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (833 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveMixed Nationality The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,511
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,089 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:13,056
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,700
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,511 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:744 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,428
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  80/100 (920 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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38.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:12,212
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  84/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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39.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,179
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,469 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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40.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,766
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  83/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 46 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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