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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 24,000 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.
196021017,401 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,709 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,215 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,861 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,675 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,387 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,374 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,127 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5621,906,581

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:2,309 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:123,978
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,714 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,283 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:122,848
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,676 votes)
Comments: 283 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,218 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:114,087
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,723 votes)
Comments: 317 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,907 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:87,942
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,094 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,836 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:86,378
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,313 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,720 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:81,428
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,922 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,498 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:64,574
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,717 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,462 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:60,865
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,962 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,432 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:51,137
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,667 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:48,219
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 227 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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