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Best Albums of 1969

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1969 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1969 year summaryThe best artists of 1969 were The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Who, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Nick Drake, Frank Zappa and The Band.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Townes Van ZandtUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1969:31Rank Score:2,301
Rank in 1960s107Overall Rank:1,090
Average Rating:  81/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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32.

The Chicago Transit AuthorityUnited States Chicago Transit Authority
Year of Release:1969Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1969:32Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 1960s109Overall Rank:1,126
Average Rating:  79/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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33.

The Gilded Palace Of SinUnited States The Flying Burrito Brothers
Year of Release:1969Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1969:33Rank Score:2,192
Rank in 1960s112Overall Rank:1,157
Average Rating:  79/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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34.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1969:34Rank Score:2,011
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,226
Average Rating:  78/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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35.

Live/DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1969Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1969:35Rank Score:1,956
Rank in 1960s119Overall Rank:1,245
Average Rating:  80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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36.

UnhalfbrickingUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1969:36Rank Score:1,945
Rank in 1960s120Overall Rank:1,247
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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37.

Stand UpUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1969Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1969:37Rank Score:1,919
Rank in 1960s121Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating:  79/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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38.

Bayou CountryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1969Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1969:38Rank Score:1,904
Rank in 1960s124Overall Rank:1,268
Average Rating:  79/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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39.

From Elvis In MemphisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1969:39Rank Score:1,745
Rank in 1960s132Overall Rank:1,372
Average Rating:  79/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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40.

At San QuentinUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1969Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1969:40Rank Score:1,680
Rank in 1960s135Overall Rank:1,426
Average Rating:  79/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1969 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Aretha Franklin 4 0%
Pink Floyd 3 0%
Fairport Convention 3 0%
Don Cherry 3 0%
The Isley Brothers 3 0%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 51%
United Kingdom 217 23%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 29 3%
Germany 26 3%
Canada 21 2%
Jamaica 17 2%
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