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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.
196021718,187 Sketches Of Spain (517th)
by Miles Davis
196125216,395 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225911,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196331352,497 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,317 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,595 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,690 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637512,150 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968889324,238 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,053498,290 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9032,028,547

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
71.

Chelsea GirlGermany Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1967:18Rank Score:3,394
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  78/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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72.

Willy And The Poor BoysUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1969:18Rank Score:3,250
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  82/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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73.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:667
Average Rating:  80/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,065
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  78/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,995
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  80/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,837
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  78/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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77.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,749
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  76/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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78.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,710
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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79.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,673
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  75/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,615
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  77/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 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%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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