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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 28,000 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.
196022419,090 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,793 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226711,283 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,202nd)
by Ray Charles
196331954,379 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196438045,618 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965446233,136 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,599 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967646522,886 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,797 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,216 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total5,0492,076,797

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.

Green RiverUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1969:17Rank Score:4,334
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  81/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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62.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,273
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  82/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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63.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  80/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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64.

Getz/GilbertoMixed Nationality Stan Getz & João Gilberto
Year of Release:1964Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1964:3Rank Score:4,008
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  82/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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65.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:4,007
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  79/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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66.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,958
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  80/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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67.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,734
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:578
Average Rating:  79/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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68.

A Saucerful Of SecretsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1968Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1968:12Rank Score:3,681
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  77/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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69.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,606
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  82/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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70.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,555
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  78/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 150 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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