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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.
196023620,577 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,876 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,246th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,426 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,598 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965469240,830 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,456 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675542,075 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,400 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,840 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3162,161,586

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
211.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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212.

Phallus DeiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:770
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,400
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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213.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:767
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,410
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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214.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:744
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,456
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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215.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:740
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,468
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:718
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,529
Average Rating:  73/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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217.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:718
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,530
Average Rating:  77/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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218.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,532
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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219.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1969:61Rank Score:713
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,540
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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220.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1967:40Rank Score:699
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,575
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 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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