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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 18,000 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.
196013212,988 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,735 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621598,280 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,103rd)
by Ray Charles
196319639,328 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,566 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965278177,186 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966307251,882 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967421409,521 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968566257,757 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969603380,469 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0311,582,713

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

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,880 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:105,088
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,074 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,822 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:101,172
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,020 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,807 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:96,956
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,072 votes)
Comments: 245 comments
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4.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,526 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:73,543
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,775 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,515 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:73,431
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,547 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,359 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:66,054
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,427 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,216 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:55,126
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,314 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,166 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:49,838
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,462 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:44,213
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:40,995
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,127 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 43 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Germany 10 1%
France 10 1%
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