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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 34,000 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.
196026822,582 Sketches Of Spain (519th)
by Miles Davis
196130819,401 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (749th)
by Robert Johnson
196232713,235 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,268th)
by Ray Charles
196337562,145 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (141st)
by Charles Mingus
196445153,567 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965527253,651 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966586362,836 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967753571,311 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,035363,921 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,263568,786 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,8932,291,435

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:2,800 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:143,426
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,456 votes)
Comments: 365 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,772 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:141,909
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,490 votes)
Comments: 385 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,724 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:132,554
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,512 votes)
Comments: 381 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,340 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:102,240
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,699 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,230 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:98,334
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,920 votes)
Comments: 262 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,140 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:96,652
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,452 votes)
Comments: 262 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,833 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:74,408
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,182 votes)
Comments: 176 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,784 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:69,637
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,523 votes)
Comments: 198 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,759 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:59,038
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,161 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,476 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:56,915
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 35 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 89 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 233 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 23 2%
Germany 12 1%
France 10 1%
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