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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 23,000 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.
196019016,859 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121815,215 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,926 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,830 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,375 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965389209,771 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966419300,003 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967571473,911 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968768301,091 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969905456,841 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2861,872,819

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,262 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:121,650
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,647 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,253 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:121,069
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,604 votes)
Comments: 276 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,183 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:111,999
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,649 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,880 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:86,737
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,025 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,810 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:84,888
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,252 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,680 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:79,469
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,864 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,472 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:63,512
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,672 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,435 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:59,359
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,904 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,411 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:50,656
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,616 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:47,794
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,413 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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