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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 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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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:505 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,454
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,283 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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52.

The Who Sell OutUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1967Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:6,336
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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53.

Something Else By The KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1967Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1967:15Rank Score:6,299
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  82/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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54.

The StoogesUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1969Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1969:16Rank Score:6,058
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  80/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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55.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,862
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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56.

Safe As MilkUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1967:16Rank Score:5,677
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  80/100 (471 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:385 charts
Rank in 1967:17Rank Score:5,555
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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58.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,321
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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59.

We're Only In It For The MoneyUnited States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1968:11Rank Score:5,275
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  80/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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60.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:5,257
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  81/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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