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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 30,000 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.
196023620,555 Sketches Of Spain (507th)
by Miles Davis
196127517,498 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (742nd)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,910 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,249th)
by Ray Charles
196333957,320 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440147,683 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965470240,830 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,471 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675541,630 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,027 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,843 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3182,160,766

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:318 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,671
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  82/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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62.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:4,553
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  81/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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63.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,515
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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64.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:4,432
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  82/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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65.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,245
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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66.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,096
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  79/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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67.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:3,905
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  77/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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68.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,885
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  82/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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69.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,777
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  79/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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70.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,771
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  78/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 152 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 225 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 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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