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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.
196027322,991 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196131319,784 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (748th)
by Robert Johnson
196233513,712 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,262nd)
by Ray Charles
196338163,055 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (140th)
by Charles Mingus
196445454,450 A Hard Day's Night (225th)
by The Beatles
1965535257,160 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966599367,200 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967763578,977 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,054368,368 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,273577,816 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,9802,323,514

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:2,862 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:145,644
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,517 votes)
Comments: 370 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,828 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:143,835
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,546 votes)
Comments: 391 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,775 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:133,745
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,562 votes)
Comments: 385 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,383 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:103,372
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,739 votes)
Comments: 282 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,267 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:98,772
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,968 votes)
Comments: 267 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,177 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:97,361
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,489 votes)
Comments: 264 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,860 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:74,876
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,209 votes)
Comments: 176 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,826 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:70,670
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,572 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,797 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:60,153
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,189 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,501 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,420
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,871 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 35 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 65 7%
1965 89 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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