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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 27,000 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.
196021718,242 Sketches Of Spain (517th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,430 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,144 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196331452,501 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,204 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,277 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,504 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,920 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,368 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,266 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,027,856

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
171.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,904
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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172.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:931
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:926
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,928
Average Rating:  74/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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174.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1967Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:922
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,933
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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175.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:917
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,943
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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176.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:902
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:892
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,982
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:885
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,997
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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179.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:883
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,004
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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180.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:883
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,006
Average Rating:  79/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 150 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
The Kinks 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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