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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 36,000 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.
196034024,122 Giant Steps (536th)
by John Coltrane
196135820,361 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,856 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,301st)
by Ray Charles
196342365,550 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (136th)
by Charles Mingus
196448853,644 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965586265,034 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966654375,689 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967834590,411 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,103378,121 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,348590,634 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5172,379,423

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
61.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:5,171
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  81/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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62.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,160
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  80/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,057
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  80/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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64.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,899
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  82/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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65.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,826
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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66.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,633
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  80/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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67.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,537
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  79/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:4,319
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  77/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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69.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,148
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  78/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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70.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,112
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  79/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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