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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 23,000 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.
196019016,843 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,977 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (634th)
by Robert Johnson
196222810,886 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196326847,920 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196432539,854 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,490 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413299,168 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566473,630 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766301,029 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896455,260 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2521,869,059

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:2,266 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:121,644
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 302 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,240 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:120,593
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,589 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,183 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:111,962
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 309 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,876 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:86,727
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,014 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,812 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:84,966
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,235 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,673 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:79,110
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,847 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,469 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:63,341
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,655 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,438 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:59,599
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,894 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,409 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:50,538
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,610 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,175 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:47,766
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 604 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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