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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.
196029123,144 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196133019,174 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (749th)
by Robert Johnson
196235215,075 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,271st)
by Ray Charles
196339363,545 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (140th)
by Charles Mingus
196446752,457 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965559261,617 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966622371,270 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967791584,145 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,076371,721 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,314583,495 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,1952,345,642

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:529 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,739
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  81/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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42.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,736
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  82/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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43.

Strange DaysUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1967:11Rank Score:9,488
Rank in 1960s43Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  82/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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44.

In A Silent WayUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1969Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1969:13Rank Score:9,441
Rank in 1960s44Overall Rank:296
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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45.

Surrealistic PillowUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1967:12Rank Score:8,081
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  81/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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46.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:7,868
Rank in 1960s46Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  81/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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47.

Days Of Future PassedUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1967Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1967:13Rank Score:7,318
Rank in 1960s47Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  80/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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48.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:7,139
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 17 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:411 charts
Rank in 1969:14Rank Score:6,979
Rank in 1960s49Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  82/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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50.

Crosby, Stills & NashMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills & Nash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1969:15Rank Score:6,797
Rank in 1960s50Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  81/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 22 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 194 19%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 617 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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