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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 14,000 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.
196011010,036 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,102 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,309 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,609 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,576 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,611 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,811 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,610 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,085 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,857 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,361,606

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, Van Morrison and Love.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,652 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:95,197
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,759 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,573 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:90,719
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,723 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,579 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:87,309
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,755 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,311 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:65,612
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,491 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,278 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:62,785
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,275 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:58,405
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,209 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,034 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:48,665
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,012 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:44,707
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,220 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:38,050
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:814 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:36,185
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: 87/100 (951 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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