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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 15,000 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.
196011310,760 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,818 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,965 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,751 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,272 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,177 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,591 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,461 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,014 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,378

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,730 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:98,985
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,859 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,652 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:94,146
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,651 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:90,235
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,853 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,370 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:68,239
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,578 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,368 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:67,300
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,364 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,238 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:61,544
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,287 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,106 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:51,349
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,181 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,059 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:46,548
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,045 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:39,923
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:869 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,333
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,013 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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