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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 38,000 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.
196036324,575 Sketches Of Spain (526th)
by Miles Davis
196137821,903 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (760th)
by Robert Johnson
196240716,307 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,343rd)
by Ray Charles
196344567,229 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196451355,214 A Hard Day's Night (234th)
by The Beatles
1965606267,442 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966668381,395 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967898599,072 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,139384,609 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,376600,678 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7932,418,423

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
151.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall & Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,380
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,668
Average Rating:  79/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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152.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,373
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,672
Average Rating:  76/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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153.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,367
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,682
Average Rating:  76/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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154.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,354
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,703
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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155.

Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly]Italy Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:1,352
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,708
Average Rating:  81/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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156.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,345
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,711
Average Rating:  77/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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157.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,335
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,723
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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158.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,322
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,733
Average Rating:  78/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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159.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,311
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,740
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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160.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,308
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,742
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 592 59%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 34 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 15 2%
Germany 13 1%
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