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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.
196012211,870 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,181 King of the Delta Blues Singers (532nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,877 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,059th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,315 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,077 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263169,996 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,105 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406393,795 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,326 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969559361,799 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8361,513,342

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:1,811 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,599
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,975 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,743 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:98,053
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,915 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,737 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:93,932
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,964 votes)
Comments: 239 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,455 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:71,300
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,687 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,434 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:70,109
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,261
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,364 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,161 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:53,606
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,256 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,114 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:48,479
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:42,756
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,215 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,691
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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