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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.
196035824,399 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,893 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,263 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344266,890 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,066 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,818 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,411 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,607 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,245 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,415 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,410,007

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
51.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:512 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,632
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,328 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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52.

Something Else By The KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1967Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:6,404
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  82/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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53.

The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1967:15Rank Score:6,357
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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54.

The StoogesUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1969Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1969:16Rank Score:6,142
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  80/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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55.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:6,016
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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56.

Safe As MilkUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1967:16Rank Score:5,777
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  80/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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57.

I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love YouUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1967Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1967:17Rank Score:5,768
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  80/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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58.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,663
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  81/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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59.

We're Only In It For The MoneyUnited States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1968:11Rank Score:5,351
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  80/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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60.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:5,240
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  82/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 24 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 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 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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