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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.
196022419,064 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,779 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226911,305 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,203rd)
by Ray Charles
196332354,600 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196437845,603 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965448233,095 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,427 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646523,032 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,794 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,233 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0552,076,932

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.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:894
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,030
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:887
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,040
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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183.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:871
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,068
Average Rating:  80/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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184.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,070
Average Rating:  72/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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185.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:864
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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186.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:852
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,106
Average Rating:  77/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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187.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:852
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,107
Average Rating:  72/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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188.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:828
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating:  72/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:826
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,154
Average Rating:  78/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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190.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:826
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 4 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%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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