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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
981.

From Rio With LoveBrazil Walter Wanderley
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1966:100Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s981Overall Rank:16,799
Average Rating:  70/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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982.

Crying TimeUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1966:101Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s982Overall Rank:16,881
Average Rating:  73/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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983.


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The American Metaphysical CircusUnited States Joe Byrd And The Field Hippies
Year of Release:1969Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1969:228Rank Score:76
Rank in 1960s983Overall Rank:16,894
Average Rating:  68/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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984.

IntensifiedJamaica Desmond Dekker And The Aces
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:192Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s984Overall Rank:16,922
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

Empty SkyUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1969Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1969:229Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s985Overall Rank:16,966
Average Rating:  66/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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986.

Temptin' TemptationsUnited States The Temptations
Year of Release:1965Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1965:93Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s986Overall Rank:17,038
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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987.

PlaybackUnited States The Appletree Theatre
Year of Release:1968Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1968:193Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s987Overall Rank:17,045
Average Rating:  71/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

On The BeachUnited States Philip Cohran And The Artistic Heritage Ensemble
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:194Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s988Overall Rank:17,051
Average Rating:  73/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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989.

It's A MotherUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1969:230Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s989Overall Rank:17,052
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

The Way I FeelCanada Gordon Lightfoot
Year of Release:1967Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1967:140Rank Score:75
Rank in 1960s990Overall Rank:17,072
Average Rating:  73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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