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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.
196012111,588 Sketches Of Spain (503rd)
by Miles Davis
196113312,414 King of the Delta Blues Singers (525th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,355 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317336,499 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420931,044 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,290 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,119 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967390388,585 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968513241,523 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969544356,443 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7611,494,859

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:1,795 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,172
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,939 votes)
Comments: 225 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,723 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:97,217
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,888 votes)
Comments: 202 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:93,036
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,933 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,434 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:70,733
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,428 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:69,936
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,435 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,290 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,334
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,346 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:52,641
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,112 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:48,546
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,357 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:41,922
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,192 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:895 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,545
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 9 1%
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