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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.
196022419,090 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,793 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226711,283 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,202nd)
by Ray Charles
196331954,383 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196438045,616 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965446233,139 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,598 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646522,905 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,791 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,309 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0492,076,907

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.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1963Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1963:20Rank Score:261
Rank in 1960s371Overall Rank:5,278
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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372.

Complete And Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary Of SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1966Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1966:35Rank Score:261
Rank in 1960s372Overall Rank:5,279
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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373.

Happy TogetherUnited States The Turtles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1967:61Rank Score:260
Rank in 1960s373Overall Rank:5,292
Average Rating:  71/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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374.

The SeedsUnited States The Seeds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1966:36Rank Score:255
Rank in 1960s374Overall Rank:5,381
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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375.

More Than A New DiscoveryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:62Rank Score:255
Rank in 1960s375Overall Rank:5,382
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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376.

The Genius Sings the Blues
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:253
Rank in 1960s376Overall Rank:5,399
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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377.

God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With ItUnited States The Red Krayola
Year of Release:1968Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1968:70Rank Score:253
Rank in 1960s377Overall Rank:5,404
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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378.

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceUnited States Quicksilver Messenger Service
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:71Rank Score:253
Rank in 1960s378Overall Rank:5,405
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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379.

The MonkeesUnited States The Monkees
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:37Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s379Overall Rank:5,453
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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380.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,455
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 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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