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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
371.

Vincebus EruptumUnited States Blue Cheer
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:277
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,267
Average Rating:  72/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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372.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,314
Average Rating:  71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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373.

More Than A New DiscoveryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1967Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1967:60Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,319
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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374.

Tangerine DreamUnited Kingdom Kaleidoscope (UK)
Year of Release:1967Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,321
Average Rating:  79/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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375.

Cosmic Tones For Mental TherapyUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1967Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:273
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,330
Average Rating:  76/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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376.

9 SymphonienMixed Nationality Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1963:19Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,345
Average Rating:  77/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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377.

River Deep - Mountain HighUnited States Ike & Tina Turner
Year of Release:1966Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1966:35Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,349
Average Rating:  73/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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378.

BoomUnited States The Sonics
Year of Release:1966Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1966:36Rank Score:272
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,354
Average Rating:  75/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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379.

Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:270
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,378
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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380.

Flowers
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1967Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:270
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,386
Average Rating:  73/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 8 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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