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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
321.

Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,433
Average Rating:  79/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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322.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1963:15Rank Score:345
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,456
Average Rating:  71/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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323.

HeadUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:59Rank Score:344
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,463
Average Rating:  72/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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324.

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.United States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1964Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:344
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,467
Average Rating:  71/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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325.

It's A Long Way DownUnited States The Fallen Angels
Year of Release:1968Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:342
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,483
Average Rating:  78/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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326.

Having A Rave UpUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1965:31Rank Score:338
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,526
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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327.

Smokin' At The Half NoteUnited States Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1965:32Rank Score:338
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,527
Average Rating:  78/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

Complete And Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary Of SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1966Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1966:33Rank Score:335
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,553
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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329.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:334
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,573
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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330.

Little GamesUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1967:52Rank Score:333
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,586
Average Rating:  69/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 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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