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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 27,000 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.
196021718,181 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,434 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,130 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331452,492 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,314 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,608 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,707 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637512,122 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,372 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,677 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,029,037

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:1,391 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:48,633
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,628 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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12.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,216 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:42,610
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,759 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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13.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,176 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:40,811
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,316 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,110 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:35,485
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,346 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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15.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:972 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:32,563
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,093 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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16.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,068 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:32,230
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,648 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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17.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:905 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:28,513
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:27,439
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,247 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:25,198
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,551 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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20.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:21,786
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:96
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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