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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
31.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:733 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:15,395
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,462
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  75/100 (840 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,145
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  84/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,130
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:12,718
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  81/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,454
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,432 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:709 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,144
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,115
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:11,955
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  84/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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40.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,250
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  83/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 44 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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