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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 28,000 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.
196022619,385 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196126417,076 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (708th)
by Robert Johnson
196227011,479 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,215th)
by Ray Charles
196332655,272 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (145th)
by Charles Mingus
196438345,940 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965452234,260 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966503331,580 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967653524,639 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968928332,498 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,109514,594 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,1142,086,722

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.

Howlin' Wolf
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,162
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,156
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,641
Average Rating:  78/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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153.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,153
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,645
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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154.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,113
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,693
Average Rating:  78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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155.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,104
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,702
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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156.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1969:46Rank Score:1,064
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,759
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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157.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,062
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,765
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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158.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:1,057
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,774
Average Rating:  82/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,052
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,781
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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160.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,042
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,799
Average Rating:  79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 148 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 223 22%
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 228 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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