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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
231.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,752
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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232.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:602
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,758
Average Rating:  75/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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233.

Point Of DepartureUnited States Andrew Hill
Year of Release:1964Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1964:15Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,774
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

Aretha NowUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:593
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,794
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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235.

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,862
Average Rating:  78/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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236.

OdessaUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,863
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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237.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:571
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,882
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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238.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:568
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,894
Average Rating:  79/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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239.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:561
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,919
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Child Is Father To The ManUnited States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:550
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,957
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 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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