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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 37,000 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.
196034624,358 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136621,049 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196238916,045 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,292nd)
by Ray Charles
196343565,969 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196450254,024 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,166 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660377,857 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967856592,791 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,119380,346 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,506 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6252,393,112

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:1,713 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,342
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,004 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,500 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:50,770
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,743 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,516 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:49,133
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,198 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,379 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,575
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,673 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:38,104
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,054 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,195 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:37,015
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,348 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,200 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,822
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:32,437
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,292 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,137 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:29,938
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,002 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:27,159
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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 606 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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