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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
981.

Gainsbourg PercussionsFrance Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1964Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1964:62Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s981Overall Rank:16,634
Average Rating:  72/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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982.

The Circle GameUnited States Tom Rush
Year of Release:1968Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1968:186Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s982Overall Rank:16,646
Average Rating:  72/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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983.

Faster Than The Speed Of LifeCanada Mars Bonfire
Year of Release:1969Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1969:221Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s983Overall Rank:16,676
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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984.

György Ligeti : Requiem / Lontano / Continuum
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Liliana Poli / Barbro Ericson / Chöre Des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Wolfgang Schubert
Year of Release:1968Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1968:187Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s984Overall Rank:16,699
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

The Shadow Of Your SmileBrazil Astrud Gilberto
Year of Release:1965Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1965:93Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s985Overall Rank:16,700
Average Rating:  72/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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986.

The Transformed ManCanada William Shatner
Year of Release:1968Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1968:188Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s986Overall Rank:16,702
Average Rating:  67/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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987.

Sea TrainUnited States Seatrain
Year of Release:1969Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1969:222Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s987Overall Rank:16,713
Average Rating:  69/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

Robert Charlebois Avec Louise ForestierCanada Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier
Year of Release:1968Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1968:189Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s988Overall Rank:16,731
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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989.

Patty PravoItaly Patty Pravo
Year of Release:1968Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1968:190Rank Score:78
Rank in 1960s989Overall Rank:16,733
Average Rating:  66/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

MoondreamsBrazil Walter Wanderley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1969:223Rank Score:77
Rank in 1960s990Overall Rank:16,805
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 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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