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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 26,000 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.
196021417,915 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,553 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (645th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,798 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196330650,705 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (145th)
by Charles Mingus
196436643,719 A Hard Day's Night (211th)
by The Beatles
1965420223,760 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,867 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,417 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,305 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,359 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7731,990,398

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:2,412 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:127,885
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,834 votes)
Comments: 317 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,396 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:127,198
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,798 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,320 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:117,910
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,851 votes)
Comments: 323 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,995 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:90,911
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,192 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,911 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:88,934
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,413 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,812 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:84,379
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,013 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,568 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:67,125
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,799 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,528 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:62,711
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,053 votes)
Comments: 159 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,511 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:53,028
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,751 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,259 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:50,373
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,531 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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