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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 30,000 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.
196023620,574 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,566 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,876 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,247th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,421 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,673 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965469240,942 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,403 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675541,899 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,098 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,758 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3162,161,211

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
181.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:922
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,070
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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182.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:915
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,079
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:899
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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184.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:889
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,124
Average Rating:  77/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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185.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:879
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,141
Average Rating:  78/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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186.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:876
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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187.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:875
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,145
Average Rating:  80/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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188.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,153
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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189.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:866
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  72/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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190.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:865
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 152 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 226 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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