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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 37,000 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.
196034624,358 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136621,049 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196238916,045 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,292nd)
by Ray Charles
196343565,969 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196450254,024 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,166 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660377,857 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967856592,791 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,119380,346 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,506 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6252,393,112

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
21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:25,209
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,334 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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22.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:939 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,467
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,270 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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23.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:23,382
Rank in 1960s23Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,031 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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24.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:912 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,820
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,210 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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25.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:686 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:19,292
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:137
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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26.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:766 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:17,884
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,086 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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27.

The Piper At The Gates Of DawnUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1967Appears in:938 charts
Rank in 1967:7Rank Score:17,465
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,572 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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28.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:760 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:16,704
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  84/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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29.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:755 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,471
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,183 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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30.

Songs Of Leonard CohenCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1967Appears in:760 charts
Rank in 1967:8Rank Score:15,822
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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