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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 19,000 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.
196015813,021 Sketches Of Spain (472nd)
by Miles Davis
196118013,822 King of the Delta Blues Singers (559th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,433 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196322041,760 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,477 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319185,941 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346266,729 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,197 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628268,633 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969677398,680 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4341,658,694

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:1,975 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:110,189
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,216 votes)
Comments: 250 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,926 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:106,301
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,161 votes)
Comments: 229 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,907 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:101,840
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,219 votes)
Comments: 267 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,601 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:77,602
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,671 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,588 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:76,445
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,891 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,428 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:69,691
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,523 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,276 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:57,655
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,228 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:52,305
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,569 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,246 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:46,033
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,360 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:998 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:42,689
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,195 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 46 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 102 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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