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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.
196021618,707 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,887 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (660th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,533 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,534 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,413 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965426226,877 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966469320,149 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967629507,480 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968877322,756 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,037494,358 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8512,015,694

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.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,424 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:128,613
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,840 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,422 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:128,020
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,872 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,343 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:118,645
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,889 votes)
Comments: 328 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,010 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:91,674
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,218 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,928 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:89,550
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,445 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,840 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:85,259
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,036 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,583 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:67,623
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,547 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:63,282
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,082 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,526 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:53,361
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,777 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,279 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:50,879
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,547 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 1%
The Beach Boys 15 1%
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 616 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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