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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.
196021718,242 Sketches Of Spain (517th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,430 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,144 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196331452,501 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,204 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,277 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,504 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,920 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,368 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,266 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,027,856

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:103 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,244
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  79/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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142.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,220
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating:  78/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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143.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,213
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,539
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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144.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,546
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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145.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating:  76/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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146.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,189
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  76/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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148.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,163
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,592
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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149.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,161
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating:  78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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150.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,146
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,607
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 150 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
The Kinks 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 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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