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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.
196012212,336 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,657 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,231 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,940 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,293 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965268172,444 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,893 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,660 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537248,065 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570368,253 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8741,534,772

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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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,832 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:103,395
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,010 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,767 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:99,155
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,952 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,756 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:94,915
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,000 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:72,041
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,719 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,458 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:71,050
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,486 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,317 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:64,192
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,387 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:54,126
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,279 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,129 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:48,767
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,412 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,143 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:43,217
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,233 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:913 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,914
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,096 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 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 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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