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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 33,000 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.
196025621,661 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196129618,841 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (759th)
by Robert Johnson
196231712,507 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,277th)
by Ray Charles
196336260,698 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196443151,805 A Hard Day's Night (223rd)
by The Beatles
1965499249,092 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966553355,731 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967714558,810 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,005357,345 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,224556,193 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,6572,242,683

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:2,733 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:140,794
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,346 votes)
Comments: 356 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,709 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:139,590
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,385 votes)
Comments: 377 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,651 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:129,445
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,389 votes)
Comments: 368 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,281 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:100,295
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,620 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,182 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:96,989
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,840 votes)
Comments: 254 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,100 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:95,219
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,383 votes)
Comments: 255 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,788 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:73,144
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,121 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,730 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:68,409
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,450 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,712 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:57,484
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,101 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,441 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:55,920
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,798 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 35 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 88 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 233 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 35 4%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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