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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.
196012111,683 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113412,356 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,567 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,108th)
by Ray Charles
196317436,512 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196421130,866 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,752 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,427 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967394389,315 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968514242,151 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969548357,377 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7791,498,007

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:1,798 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,213
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,940 votes)
Comments: 225 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,724 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:97,290
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,715 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:93,019
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,934 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,436 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:70,722
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,653 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,427 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:69,858
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,439 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,292 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,321
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,349 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,147 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:52,741
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,113 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:48,633
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,358 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,107 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:41,917
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,194 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:897 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,562
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,059 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 623 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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