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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.
196037125,047 Sketches Of Spain (513th)
by Miles Davis
196138522,395 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (753rd)
by Robert Johnson
196241616,735 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,316th)
by Ray Charles
196345267,927 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (138th)
by Charles Mingus
196452555,740 A Hard Day's Night (230th)
by The Beatles
1965624269,947 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966687385,311 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967920602,517 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,152387,222 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,409605,453 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,9412,438,294

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
101.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1965:9Rank Score:2,593
Rank in 1960s101Overall Rank:985
Average Rating:  81/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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102.

Wheels Of FireUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1968Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1968:19Rank Score:2,474
Rank in 1960s102Overall Rank:1,024
Average Rating:  79/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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103.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,460
Rank in 1960s103Overall Rank:1,029
Average Rating:  79/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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104.

S.F. SorrowUnited Kingdom The Pretty Things
Year of Release:1968Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1968:20Rank Score:2,409
Rank in 1960s104Overall Rank:1,047
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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105.

Cheap ThrillsUnited States Big Brother And The Holding Company
Year of Release:1968Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1968:21Rank Score:2,359
Rank in 1960s105Overall Rank:1,065
Average Rating:  78/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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106.

Kick Out The JamsUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1969Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1969:30Rank Score:2,308
Rank in 1960s106Overall Rank:1,085
Average Rating:  78/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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107.

Townes Van ZandtUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1969:31Rank Score:2,302
Rank in 1960s107Overall Rank:1,088
Average Rating:  81/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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108.

Another Side Of Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1964:6Rank Score:2,289
Rank in 1960s108Overall Rank:1,096
Average Rating:  78/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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109.

The Chicago Transit AuthorityUnited States Chicago Transit Authority
Year of Release:1969Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1969:32Rank Score:2,240
Rank in 1960s109Overall Rank:1,125
Average Rating:  79/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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110.

Ogdens' Nut Gone FlakeUnited Kingdom Small Faces
Year of Release:1968Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1968:22Rank Score:2,237
Rank in 1960s110Overall Rank:1,127
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 34 3%
1961 47 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 230 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%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 592 59%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 33 3%
Canada 21 2%
France 15 2%
Germany 14 1%
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