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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.
196023620,561 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196127617,528 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,831 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,246th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,394 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196439847,570 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965468240,726 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,256 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967674541,647 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,113 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,007 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3122,159,632

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:307 charts
Rank in 1968:13Rank Score:3,650
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  78/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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72.

Dusty In MemphisUnited Kingdom Dusty Springfield
Year of Release:1969Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1969:18Rank Score:3,572
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  79/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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73.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,480
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  81/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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74.

Willy And The Poor BoysUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:3,437
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  82/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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75.

David Bowie (Space Oddity)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1969Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:3,066
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  75/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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76.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
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United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,047
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  81/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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77.

The Notorious Byrd BrothersUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1968Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1968:14Rank Score:3,027
Rank in 1960s77Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  78/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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78.

Out To Lunch!United States Eric Dolphy
Year of Release:1964Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1964:4Rank Score:2,991
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  80/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Blind FaithUnited Kingdom Blind Faith
Year of Release:1969Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1969:22Rank Score:2,898
Rank in 1960s79Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  77/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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80.

Lady SoulUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1968Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1968:15Rank Score:2,878
Rank in 1960s80Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  78/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 152 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 226 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 224 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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