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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 28,000 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.
196022419,070 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,782 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (707th)
by Robert Johnson
196227011,308 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,202nd)
by Ray Charles
196332354,428 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196437845,620 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965448233,076 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,257 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646523,736 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,762 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,098511,480 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0572,077,520

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:1,438 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:50,077
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,680 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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12.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,247 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:43,117
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,811 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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13.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,217 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:41,957
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,367 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:36,426
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,382 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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15.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,012 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:33,913
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,131 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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16.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,095 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:32,938
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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17.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:939 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:29,163
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:953 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:27,961
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,282 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:904 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:25,694
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,617 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:22,649
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:95
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 225 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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