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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.
196021718,182 Sketches Of Spain (517th)
by Miles Davis
196125216,395 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225911,180 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331352,536 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,316 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,348 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,646 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637512,107 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968889324,171 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,233 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9032,028,115

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.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,142
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  83/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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62.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:4,088
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  81/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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63.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,957
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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64.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,908
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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65.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,822
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  80/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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66.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,801
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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67.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:3,750
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  82/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  78/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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69.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,468
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  78/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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70.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,454
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  82/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 93 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%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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