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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 38,000 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.
196036624,683 Sketches Of Spain (523rd)
by Miles Davis
196138121,990 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (762nd)
by Robert Johnson
196241116,452 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,342nd)
by Ray Charles
196344867,704 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451855,577 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965618268,865 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966681384,104 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967909601,062 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,148386,010 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,397603,198 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,8772,429,645

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
281.

Kinda KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1965:25Rank Score:497
Rank in 1960s281Overall Rank:3,729
Average Rating:  74/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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282.

SpiritUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:51Rank Score:496
Rank in 1960s282Overall Rank:3,734
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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283.

Philosophy Of The WorldUnited States The Shaggs
Year of Release:1969Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1969:76Rank Score:495
Rank in 1960s283Overall Rank:3,741
Average Rating:  62/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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284.

The Family That Plays TogetherUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:52Rank Score:492
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,754
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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285.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:487
Rank in 1960s285Overall Rank:3,788
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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286.

Tim BuckleyUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1966Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1966:29Rank Score:485
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,798
Average Rating:  73/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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287.

Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:484
Rank in 1960s287Overall Rank:3,808
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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288.

Initials B.B.
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France Serge Gainsbourg
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:53Rank Score:481
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,820
Average Rating:  79/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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289.

The Grateful DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:49Rank Score:475
Rank in 1960s289Overall Rank:3,849
Average Rating:  75/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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290.

September Of My YearsUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1965Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1965:26Rank Score:474
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,860
Average Rating:  78/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 591 59%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Brazil 33 3%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 15 2%
France 15 2%
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