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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 35,000 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.
196029423,240 Sketches Of Spain (522nd)
by Miles Davis
196133419,182 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (750th)
by Robert Johnson
196235515,159 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,277th)
by Ray Charles
196339863,976 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (141st)
by Charles Mingus
196446852,557 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965559262,038 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966622371,794 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967792584,596 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,076372,564 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,315583,914 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,2132,349,019

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:2,901 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:147,700
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,559 votes)
Comments: 374 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,864 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:145,656
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,598 votes)
Comments: 398 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,809 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:135,133
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,610 votes)
Comments: 392 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,415 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:104,138
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,778 votes)
Comments: 287 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,302 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:100,337
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,004 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,212 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:98,828
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,525 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,880 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,533
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,231 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,849 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,473
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,608 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,824 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:60,964
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,219 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,520 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,887
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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