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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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RankAlbumArtist
141.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,323
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1967:27Rank Score:1,321
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  76/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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143.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,294
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,567
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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144.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,282
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,578
Average Rating:  80/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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145.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,274
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,258
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,595
Average Rating:  79/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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147.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,255
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,600
Average Rating:  79/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,252
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  76/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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149.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:1,246
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,609
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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150.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,243
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,611
Average Rating:  77/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 12 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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