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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 14,000 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.
196011010,186 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,035 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,348 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,467 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,308 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,209 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,812 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,816 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,917 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969493323,723 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4951,358,823

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, Van Morrison and Love.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,651 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:95,301
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
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Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,564 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:90,268
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,571 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:86,911
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,307 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:65,459
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
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The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,278 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:62,607
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
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Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:58,484
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:48,198
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:17
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Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,010 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:44,532
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:37,776
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
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Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:818 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:36,412
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 13 1%
Italy 13 1%
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