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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
196126316,787 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196227011,336 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,203rd)
by Ray Charles
196332354,608 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196437845,619 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965448233,065 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,335 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646523,374 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,778 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,098511,261 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0572,077,226

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
191.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,160
Average Rating:  77/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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192.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,167
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:815
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,183
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:809
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,194
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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195.

Anthem Of The SunUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1968Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:806
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  75/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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196.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating:  76/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:801
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,215
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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198.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:797
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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199.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:792
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,237
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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200.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,243
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 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 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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