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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 38,000 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.
196036624,683 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196138122,001 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (764th)
by Robert Johnson
196241216,464 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,341st)
by Ray Charles
196344867,664 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451955,684 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965618269,061 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966683384,270 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967909601,281 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,148386,291 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,401603,500 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,8852,430,899

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
61.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon & Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,311
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  80/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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62.

The Times They Are A-Changin'United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1964Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:5,281
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  80/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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63.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:5,268
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  82/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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64.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:5,114
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  82/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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65.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:5,004
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  82/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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66.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon & Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,719
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  80/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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67.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,557
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  79/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:4,343
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  77/100 (857 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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69.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:4,263
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  78/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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70.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,222
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 593 59%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Brazil 33 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 15 2%
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