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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.
196021718,261 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,433 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,157 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196331452,516 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,192 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,481 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,441 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,767 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,155 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,054498,285 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9052,027,687

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.

Aretha NowUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1968:42Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,846
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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232.

WaveBrazil Antônio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1967:41Rank Score:564
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,858
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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233.

Where Did Our Love GoUnited States The Supremes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1964:16Rank Score:562
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,870
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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234.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1965:21Rank Score:559
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,881
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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235.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:43Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,897
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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236.

Miles SmilesUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1967Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1967:42Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,925
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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237.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:63Rank Score:544
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,932
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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238.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:539
Rank in 1960s238Overall Rank:2,960
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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239.

Child Is Father To The ManUnited States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:44Rank Score:538
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,961
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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240.

Crown Of CreationUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1968Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1968:45Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,992
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 150 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 229 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%
Walter Wanderley 9 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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