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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 37,000 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.
196034624,358 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136621,049 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196238916,045 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,292nd)
by Ray Charles
196343565,969 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196450254,024 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,166 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660377,857 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967856592,791 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,119380,346 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,506 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6252,393,112

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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41.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,978
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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42.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,924
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  82/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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43.

In A Silent WayUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1969Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 1969:13Rank Score:10,010
Rank in 1960s43Overall Rank:280
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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44.

Strange DaysUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1967:11Rank Score:9,622
Rank in 1960s44Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  82/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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45.

Surrealistic PillowUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1967:12Rank Score:8,139
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  81/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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46.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:8,058
Rank in 1960s46Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  81/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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47.

Days Of Future PassedUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1967Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1967:13Rank Score:7,496
Rank in 1960s47Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  80/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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48.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:7,256
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  83/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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49.

Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)United Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1969Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1969:14Rank Score:7,132
Rank in 1960s49Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  82/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Crosby, Stills & NashMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills & Nash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1969:15Rank Score:6,839
Rank in 1960s50Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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