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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 36,000 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.
196033523,987 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196134319,930 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (735th)
by Robert Johnson
196236915,696 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,300th)
by Ray Charles
196341665,244 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196447753,434 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965569263,235 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966635373,997 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967803587,441 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,083374,867 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,328586,381 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,3582,364,211

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
91.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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92.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  78/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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93.

Songs From A RoomCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1969Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1969:26Rank Score:2,666
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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94.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,663
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:918
Average Rating:  76/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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95.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1967:20Rank Score:2,601
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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96.

Liege And LiefUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1969:27Rank Score:2,587
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:945
Average Rating:  80/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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97.

SantanaUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1969Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1969:28Rank Score:2,562
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:953
Average Rating:  80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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98.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1966:11Rank Score:2,555
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:958
Average Rating:  80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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99.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,497
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:973
Average Rating:  79/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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100.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,475
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  79/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 59 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 228 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%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 10 1%
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