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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
231.

Gal CostaBrazil Gal Costa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:64Rank Score:652
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,695
Average Rating:  78/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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232.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,698
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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233.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:645
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,713
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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234.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1969:65Rank Score:636
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,747
Average Rating:  75/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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235.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,757
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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236.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,758
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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237.

Aretha NowUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,761
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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238.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:630
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,771
Average Rating:  80/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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239.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:626
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,780
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Happy TrailsUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:66Rank Score:607
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,844
Average Rating:  76/100 (92 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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