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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... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330650,705 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
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:2,414 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:127,986
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,835 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:127,268
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,800 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,323 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:118,067
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,854 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:1,996 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:90,984
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,193 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,912 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:88,980
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,414 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,813 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:84,399
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,014 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,570 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:67,230
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:1,532 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:62,806
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,055 votes)
Comments: 159 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,512 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:53,078
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:1,260 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:50,396
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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