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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.
196021718,242 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,430 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,144 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196331452,501 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,204 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,277 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,504 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,920 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,368 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,266 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9042,027,856

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.

Father Of Folk BluesUnited States Son House
Year of Release:1965Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1965:32Rank Score:312
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,510
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

Jimmy CliffJamaica Jimmy Cliff
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:85Rank Score:310
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,537
Average Rating:  74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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323.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:307
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,566
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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324.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:59Rank Score:306
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,582
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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325.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:305
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,592
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Duke Ellington & John ColtraneUnited States Duke Ellington And John Coltrane
Year of Release:1963Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1963:13Rank Score:305
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,596
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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327.

Retrospective
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United States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:305
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,597
Average Rating:  78/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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328.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:303
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,617
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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329.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1963:14Rank Score:303
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,619
Average Rating:  71/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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330.

AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:87Rank Score:300
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,642
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 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%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
The Kinks 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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