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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 16,000 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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,746 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:100,157
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,892 votes)
Comments: 221 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,678 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:95,518
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,850 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,671 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:91,251
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,884 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,392 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:69,074
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,612 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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5.

The Velvet Underground And NicoUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,384 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:67,948
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,397 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,257 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:62,131
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,121 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:51,667
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,208 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,075 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:47,282
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,328 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,066 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:40,586
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,155 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,203
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,037 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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