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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.
196021718,181 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,434 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,130 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331452,492 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,314 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,608 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,707 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637512,122 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,372 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,677 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,029,037

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.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:867
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,028
Average Rating:  73/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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182.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:863
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,035
Average Rating:  72/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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183.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,037
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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184.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:851
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,064
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:849
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,069
Average Rating:  78/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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186.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:848
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,073
Average Rating:  81/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,075
Average Rating:  77/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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188.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:842
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,081
Average Rating:  66/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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189.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:835
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,089
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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190.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:833
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 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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