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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
61.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:5,108
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  82/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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62.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1964:2Rank Score:5,075
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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63.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,019
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  80/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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64.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,912
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  82/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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65.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,632
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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66.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,593
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  82/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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67.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,543
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  79/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:4,235
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  77/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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69.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,085
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:611
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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70.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,061
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:617
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 11 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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