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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 24,000 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.
196020716,974 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124015,379 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,025 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196328548,451 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (150th)
by Bob Dylan
196434640,715 A Hard Day's Night (214th)
by The Beatles
1965404212,266 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,493 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,041 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968812304,156 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969940461,502 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5091,892,001

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

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,282 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:122,827
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,670 votes)
Comments: 308 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,267 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:122,230
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,626 votes)
Comments: 282 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,200 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:113,138
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,673 votes)
Comments: 315 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,895 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:87,531
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,048 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,821 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:85,575
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,277 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,704 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:80,784
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,486 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:64,062
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,690 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,448 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:60,337
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,927 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,418 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:50,902
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,638 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,179 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:48,051
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,424 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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