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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.
196022419,069 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,786 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (706th)
by Robert Johnson
196226611,255 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,203rd)
by Ray Charles
196331854,297 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196438245,516 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965446232,771 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966493330,574 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967646522,736 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968912331,539 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,096510,647 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total5,0462,075,188

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.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:959
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,905
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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172.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:956
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,912
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:945
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,931
Average Rating:  76/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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174.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:943
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,933
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:938
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,945
Average Rating:  76/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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176.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:919
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,983
Average Rating:  74/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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177.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:918
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,984
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:913
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,994
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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179.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1967Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:909
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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180.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:908
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 150 15%
1968 196 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 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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