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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.
196022419,090 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,793 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226711,283 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,201st)
by Ray Charles
196331954,383 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196438045,616 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965446233,139 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,598 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967646522,905 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,791 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,309 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0492,076,907

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
141.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,243
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  79/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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142.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,239
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  76/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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143.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,229
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  77/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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144.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,210
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  76/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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145.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,207
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,566
Average Rating:  76/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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146.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,204
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,180
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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148.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,164
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,615
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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149.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,160
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,620
Average Rating:  80/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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150.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,157
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,624
Average Rating:  79/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 150 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


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