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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.
196015112,907 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,301 King of the Delta Blues Singers (557th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,863 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,116th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,930 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,887 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965303183,478 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,883 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967453421,215 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968607265,807 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969648394,699 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2891,638,972

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:1,949 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:109,083
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,184 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,904 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:105,304
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,134 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,878 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:100,466
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,181 votes)
Comments: 263 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:76,859
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,635 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,560 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:75,287
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,866 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,405 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:68,966
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,258 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:57,061
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,376 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,209 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:51,680
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,222 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:45,331
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,335 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:989 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:42,571
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,184 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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