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Best Albums of the 1960s

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.
196035024,221 Sketches Of Spain (529th)
by Miles Davis
196137121,811 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (754th)
by Robert Johnson
196239216,323 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196343766,869 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (135th)
by Charles Mingus
196450554,926 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965598267,570 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660379,256 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967873595,635 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,124381,878 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,361595,404 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6712,403,892

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
41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:11,007
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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42.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,875
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  82/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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43.

In A Silent WayUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1969Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1969:13Rank Score:10,147
Rank in 1960s43Overall Rank:275
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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44.

Strange DaysUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1967:11Rank Score:9,675
Rank in 1960s44Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  82/100 (922 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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45.

Surrealistic PillowUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1967:12Rank Score:8,165
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  81/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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46.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:8,049
Rank in 1960s46Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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47.

Days Of Future PassedUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1967Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1967:13Rank Score:7,531
Rank in 1960s47Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  80/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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48.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:7,271
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  83/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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49.

Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)United Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1969Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1969:14Rank Score:7,077
Rank in 1960s49Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  82/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Crosby, Stills & NashMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills & Nash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1969:15Rank Score:6,884
Rank in 1960s50Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 225 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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