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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
211.

The Dock Of The BayUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1968Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:719
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  79/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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212.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:713
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,431
Average Rating:  74/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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213.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:709
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,438
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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214.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:687
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,497
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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215.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:683
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,505
Average Rating:  78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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216.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:678
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,521
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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217.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:672
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,538
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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218.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:670
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,543
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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219.

Song For My FatherUnited States Horace Silver Quintet
Year of Release:1965Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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220.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,549
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 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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