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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 16,000 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.
196011711,186 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,964 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,075 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,665 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,148 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,964 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281236,993 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386381,110 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,264 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969538348,788 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7261,465,157

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,762 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:100,682
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,903 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,692 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:96,192
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,859 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,684 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:91,609
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,901 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,410 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:69,744
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,624 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:68,810
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,409 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,267 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:62,370
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,319 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:52,406
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,086 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:47,609
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,335 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,079 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:40,898
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,168 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,556
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,042 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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