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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 36,000 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.
196033523,987 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196134319,930 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (735th)
by Robert Johnson
196236915,696 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,300th)
by Ray Charles
196341665,244 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196447753,434 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965569263,235 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966635373,997 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967803587,441 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,083374,867 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,328586,381 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,3582,364,211

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:1,683 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:54,890
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,978 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,463 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:49,603
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,703 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,494 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,941
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,160 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,358 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:39,958
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,646 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,325 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,659
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,023 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,179 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,619
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,172 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,206
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,524 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,107 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:31,873
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,271 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,126 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:29,972
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,963 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:939 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,800
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,107 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 59 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 228 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%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 10 1%
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