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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 17,000 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.
196012212,009 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,273 King of the Delta Blues Singers (536th)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,919 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,342 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,152 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,039 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,182 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,043 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,524 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969563362,631 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8431,515,115

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:1,810 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,529
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,984 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,744 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:98,031
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,924 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,736 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:93,843
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,974 votes)
Comments: 239 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,455 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:71,383
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,435 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:70,039
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,268
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,366 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,160 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:53,558
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,264 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,115 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:48,501
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:42,681
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,671
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,080 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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