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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 19,000 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.
196013712,819 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,717 King of the Delta Blues Singers (550th)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,339 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,131st)
by Ray Charles
196320139,928 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,890 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965288180,130 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966317259,369 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431413,937 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968586261,503 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969623387,205 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1371,608,839

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:1,922 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:107,473
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,137 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,865 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:103,248
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,084 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,846 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:99,011
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,134 votes)
Comments: 252 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,549 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:75,420
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,600 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,547 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:74,418
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,831 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,385 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:67,661
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,477 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,235 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:55,925
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,353 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:50,887
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,511 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,204 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:44,484
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:970 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:41,614
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,162 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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