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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 37,000 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.
196034624,358 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136621,049 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196238916,045 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,292nd)
by Ray Charles
196343565,969 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196450254,024 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,166 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660377,857 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967856592,791 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,119380,346 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,506 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6252,393,112

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.

Hot Buttered SoulUnited States Isaac Hayes
Year of Release:1969Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1969:26Rank Score:2,727
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:906
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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92.

Songs From A RoomCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1969Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1969:27Rank Score:2,696
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  80/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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93.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,685
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  78/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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94.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,666
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:927
Average Rating:  78/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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95.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1966:11Rank Score:2,630
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:943
Average Rating:  80/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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96.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,629
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:945
Average Rating:  76/100 (908 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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97.

John Wesley HardingUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1967Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1967:20Rank Score:2,627
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:946
Average Rating:  78/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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98.

SantanaUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1969Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1969:28Rank Score:2,581
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:961
Average Rating:  80/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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99.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,524
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  79/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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100.

Younger Than YesterdayUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1967Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1967:21Rank Score:2,519
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:982
Average Rating:  79/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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