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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 31,000 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.
196024421,037 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196128018,067 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196229912,226 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,261st)
by Ray Charles
196334658,507 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440949,184 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965479243,108 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966532348,023 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967686549,294 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968968349,855 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,174543,860 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,4172,193,162

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.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,232
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,656
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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152.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,227
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,667
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,226
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,668
Average Rating:  79/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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154.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,691
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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155.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,699
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:1,181
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,716
Average Rating:  82/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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157.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,173
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,721
Average Rating:  78/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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158.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1969:46Rank Score:1,156
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,746
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,153
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,749
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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160.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,135
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,771
Average Rating:  79/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 58 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 89 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 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%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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