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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 30,000 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.
196023920,744 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196127417,705 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (729th)
by Robert Johnson
196229112,096 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196333957,679 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196440548,322 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965474240,904 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966527344,764 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967675544,199 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968956346,491 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,160538,128 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3402,171,032

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:2,639 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:137,505
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,190 votes)
Comments: 337 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,617 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:136,493
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,213 votes)
Comments: 353 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,561 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:126,951
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,230 votes)
Comments: 355 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,192 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:98,337
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,488 votes)
Comments: 256 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,098 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:94,548
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,705 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,017 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:93,037
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,270 votes)
Comments: 247 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,723 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:71,625
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,011 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,669 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:66,417
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,317 votes)
Comments: 181 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,654 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:56,423
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,984 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,382 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,748
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,718 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 58 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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