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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.
196023620,557 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,511 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,865 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,249th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,303 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,653 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965470240,640 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,053 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675541,213 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953344,822 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,198 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3172,158,815

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.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:864
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,174
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:858
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,182
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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193.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:856
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,190
Average Rating:  76/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:853
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,199
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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195.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating:  76/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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196.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:827
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,246
Average Rating:  77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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197.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:826
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,250
Average Rating:  78/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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198.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,253
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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199.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:824
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,256
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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200.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:821
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,261
Average Rating:  72/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 14 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 Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 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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