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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 18,000 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.
196012912,766 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,602 King of the Delta Blues Singers (537th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,369 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,083rd)
by Ray Charles
196319138,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421831,954 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,943 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,047 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420405,321 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555254,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,948 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9861,563,441

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:1,847 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:104,100
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,048 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,790 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:99,994
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,992 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:95,906
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,044 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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4.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,496 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:72,497
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,751 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,494 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:72,424
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,343 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:65,468
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,411 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,194 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:54,348
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,298 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,148 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:49,332
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,444 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,161 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:43,623
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:934 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:40,245
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,115 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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