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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.
196021618,362 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,507 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (660th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,430 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,367 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,328 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965426226,422 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966468319,738 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967627507,251 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968876322,423 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,033493,444 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8432,012,272

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:2,421 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:128,457
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,832 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:128,050
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,867 votes)
Comments: 324 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,345 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:118,681
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,883 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:91,685
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,214 votes)
Comments: 235 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:89,501
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,441 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,837 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:85,065
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,034 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,584 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:67,679
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,814 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,546 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:63,301
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,079 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:53,462
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,773 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:50,899
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 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 612 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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