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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 30,000 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.
196023620,577 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,876 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,246th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,426 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,598 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965469240,830 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,456 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675542,075 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,400 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,840 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3162,161,586

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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11.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,500 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:51,194
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,766 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,293 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:44,648
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,464 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,314 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:44,163
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,915 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,218 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:37,702
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,462 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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15.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,075 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:35,081
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,191 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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16.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,160 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:33,972
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,796 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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17.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:983 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:29,679
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,115 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:29,478
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,343 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:26,319
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,714 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:806 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:24,225
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:92
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 152 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 226 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%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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