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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 36,000 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.
196033523,987 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196134319,930 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (735th)
by Robert Johnson
196236915,696 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,300th)
by Ray Charles
196341665,244 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196447753,434 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965569263,235 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966635373,997 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967803587,441 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,083374,867 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,328586,381 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,3582,364,211

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
31.

TommyUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1969Appears in:747 charts
Rank in 1969:7Rank Score:15,666
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,158 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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32.

Trout Mask ReplicaUnited States Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1969:8Rank Score:14,594
Rank in 1960s32Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  75/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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33.

Five Leaves LeftUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1969Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 1969:9Rank Score:14,268
Rank in 1960s33Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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34.

Axis: Bold As LoveUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1967:9Rank Score:13,209
Rank in 1960s34Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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35.

The BandCanada The Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1969:10Rank Score:12,732
Rank in 1960s35Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  81/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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36.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:709 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:12,271
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,449 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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37.

Disraeli GearsUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1967Appears in:712 charts
Rank in 1967:10Rank Score:12,168
Rank in 1960s37Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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38.

A Hard Day's NightUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1964:1Rank Score:12,117
Rank in 1960s38Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,410 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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39.

Everybody Knows This Is NowhereCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1969Appears in:658 charts
Rank in 1969:11Rank Score:12,004
Rank in 1960s39Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  84/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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40.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,574
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  83/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 59 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 10 1%
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