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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
71.

Waiting For The SunUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1968Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,456
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  78/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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72.

Willy And The Poor BoysUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1969:18Rank Score:3,264
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:658
Average Rating:  82/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,183
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:3,145
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:683
Average Rating:  78/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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75.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
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United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,040
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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76.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:2,866
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  78/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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77.

Space OddityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,781
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  75/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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78.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,728
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  78/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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79.

Beatles For SaleUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,724
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  76/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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80.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1964:5Rank Score:2,712
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:783
Average Rating:  79/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 3 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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