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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 25,000 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.
196021017,874 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196124516,277 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (642nd)
by Robert Johnson
196225611,776 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,148th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,952 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,558 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,439 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,767 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,855 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,611 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969985478,630 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6521,959,739

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

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,364 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:126,576
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,783 votes)
Comments: 314 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,337 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:125,406
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,742 votes)
Comments: 293 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,264 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:116,186
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,787 votes)
Comments: 319 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,962 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:90,344
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,147 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,871 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:88,067
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,369 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,769 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:83,469
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,971 votes)
Comments: 218 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,533 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:66,094
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,754 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,501 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:62,182
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,013 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:52,392
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,716 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:49,920
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,493 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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