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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.
196021718,187 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196125216,395 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225911,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331352,497 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,317 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,595 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,690 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637512,150 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968889324,238 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,290 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9032,028,547

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.

The MonkeesUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,342
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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372.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1968:68Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,346
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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373.

The Real McCoyUnited States McCoy Tyner
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:63Rank Score:247
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,394
Average Rating:  80/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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374.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1968:69Rank Score:246
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,420
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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375.

Fred NeilUnited States Fred Neil
Year of Release:1966Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1966:38Rank Score:243
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,471
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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376.

Begin HereUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1965Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1965:34Rank Score:242
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,499
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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377.

FreeUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1969Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1969:95Rank Score:241
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,518
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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378.

The Rolling Stones, Now!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1965:35Rank Score:240
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,538
Average Rating:  72/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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379.

Empyrean IslesUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1964Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1964:24Rank Score:240
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,541
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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380.

6- And 12-String GuitarUnited States Leo Kottke
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:96Rank Score:239
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,549
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 230 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 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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