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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 22,000 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.
196018015,526 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,559 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (629th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,945 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,964 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,300 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,791 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,393 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968735288,081 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,346 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0191,781,092

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:2,131 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:117,141
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,455 votes)
Comments: 277 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,097 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:114,616
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,408 votes)
Comments: 255 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,056 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:108,023
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,461 votes)
Comments: 289 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,751 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:82,927
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,876 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,704 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:81,660
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,078 votes)
Comments: 187 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,574 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:74,848
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,718 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:60,959
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,542 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,342 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:56,686
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,751 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,340 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:48,661
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,500 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,083 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:45,129
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,302 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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