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Best Albums of 1968

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1968 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 36,000 greatest album charts.

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1968 year summaryThe best artists of 1968 were The Beatles, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Zombies, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Band and Johnny Cash.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,321 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,027 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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2.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,181 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,644
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,317 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,169 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,111
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,519 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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4.

Odessey And OracleUnited Kingdom The Zombies
Year of Release:1968Appears in:918 charts
Rank in 1968:4Rank Score:23,042
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,011 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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5.

Beggars BanquetUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1968Appears in:897 charts
Rank in 1968:5Rank Score:19,490
Rank in 1960s24Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,192 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

White Light/White HeatUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1968Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:17,752
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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7.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:742 charts
Rank in 1968:7Rank Score:16,291
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (839 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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8.

Music From Big PinkCanada The Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1968:8Rank Score:10,786
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

At Folsom PrisonUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1968Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1968:9Rank Score:10,661
Rank in 1960s42Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  82/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

BookendsUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1968Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 1968:10Rank Score:8,053
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  81/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Best Albums of 1968 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Otis Redding 3 0%
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap 3 0%
The Dubliners 3 0%
John Fahey 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 429 55%
United Kingdom 140 18%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
Germany 16 2%
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