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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.
196023620,557 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,511 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,865 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,248th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,303 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,653 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965470240,640 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,053 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675541,213 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953344,822 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,198 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3172,158,815

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:1,533
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:1,318
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,540
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:123 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,279
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,581
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:1,588
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:1,598
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:1,601
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:1,607
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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150.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:1,245
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,609
Average Rating:  78/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 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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