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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 28,000 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.
196022419,064 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,779 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226911,305 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,203rd)
by Ray Charles
196332354,600 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196437845,603 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965448233,095 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,427 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646523,032 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,794 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,233 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0552,076,932

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.

The Hurdy Gurdy ManUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1968Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1968:58Rank Score:327
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,431
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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322.

Music In A Doll's HouseUnited Kingdom Family
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:59Rank Score:326
Rank in 1960s322Overall Rank:4,448
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:325
Rank in 1960s323Overall Rank:4,457
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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324.

SteppenwolfMixed Nationality Steppenwolf
Year of Release:1968Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1968:60Rank Score:322
Rank in 1960s324Overall Rank:4,485
Average Rating:  77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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325.

Tell MamaUnited States Etta James
Year of Release:1968Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1968:61Rank Score:314
Rank in 1960s325Overall Rank:4,564
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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326.

Father Of Folk BluesUnited States Son House
Year of Release:1965Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1965:32Rank Score:314
Rank in 1960s326Overall Rank:4,565
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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327.

Empyrean IslesUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:23Rank Score:313
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,579
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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328.

AoxomoxoaUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:86Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s328Overall Rank:4,636
Average Rating:  75/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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329.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1963:14Rank Score:307
Rank in 1960s329Overall Rank:4,645
Average Rating:  70/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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330.

6- And 12-String GuitarUnited States Leo Kottke
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:87Rank Score:306
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,654
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 150 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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