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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
31.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:761 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:15,659
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,179 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,613
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  75/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:731 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,349
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  84/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,280
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:13,121
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  81/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,474
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,481 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,319
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  80/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:701 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,171
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,443 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:12,125
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  84/100 (851 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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40.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,604
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  83/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 45 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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