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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.
196034024,122 Giant Steps (537th)
by John Coltrane
196135820,361 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (738th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,857 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,300th)
by Ray Charles
196342365,550 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (136th)
by Charles Mingus
196448853,601 A Hard Day's Night (228th)
by The Beatles
1965586264,938 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966654375,584 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967834590,458 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,102378,243 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,348590,791 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5162,379,503

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:1,698 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,081
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,991 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,477 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:49,839
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,716 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,501 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,947
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,176 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,368 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,242
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,658 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,337 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,804
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,037 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,186 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,828
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,332 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,618
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,536 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,116 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:32,119
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,282 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:30,092
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,978 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,990
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,114 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 232 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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