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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.
196021718,184 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,438 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (666th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,148 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331452,484 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,230 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,227 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,437 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,570 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890323,984 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,294 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,026,996

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.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:682
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,463
Average Rating:  81/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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212.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:681
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,467
Average Rating:  76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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213.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:670
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,493
Average Rating:  63/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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214.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:670
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,495
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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215.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:667
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,503
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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216.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1966:27Rank Score:665
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,506
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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217.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:662
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,512
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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218.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,521
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:655
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,528
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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220.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,532
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 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 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 150 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 606 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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