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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 20,000 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.
196016313,465 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,610 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,301 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,156th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,959 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,942 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965321188,371 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350269,940 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967478430,709 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,466 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,201 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4961,675,965

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:1,995 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:111,162
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,247 votes)
Comments: 252 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,948 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:107,246
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,195 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,925 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:102,683
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,249 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,618 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:78,203
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,698 votes)
Comments: 187 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,600 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:77,170
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,915 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,454 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:70,846
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,554 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:58,329
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,242 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:52,816
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,598 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,255 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:46,376
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,384 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,015 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:43,185
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,213 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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