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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.
196013312,493 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196115212,365 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,361 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,105th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,454 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422932,888 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965284179,521 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966312255,533 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967429411,047 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968582259,605 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969617383,059 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1011,594,326

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:1,903 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:106,419
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,108 votes)
Comments: 238 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,845 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:102,365
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,051 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,823 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:97,975
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,103 votes)
Comments: 250 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,533 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:74,593
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,570 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,534 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:73,939
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,807 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,376 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:67,058
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,448 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,225 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:55,628
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,329 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:50,467
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,485 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:44,024
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,285 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:963 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:41,538
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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