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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 15,000 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.
196011310,644 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,571 King of the Delta Blues Singers (502nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621246,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,278th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,648 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419529,601 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251161,669 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269232,013 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373371,945 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487229,778 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,722 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6251,429,363

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,720 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:98,532
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,854 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,640 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:93,764
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,812 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,641 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:89,721
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,846 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,361 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:67,870
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,572 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,360 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:67,004
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,229 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:61,164
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,281 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,095 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:51,104
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,177 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:46,328
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,293 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,039 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:39,625
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,122 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,147
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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