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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 27,000 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.
196021718,403 Sketches Of Spain (514th)
by Miles Davis
196125516,686 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (670th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,220 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,177th)
by Ray Charles
196331652,844 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (148th)
by Charles Mingus
196437944,232 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965435229,486 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966477325,234 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967638514,924 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968902326,770 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,072503,085 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9492,042,883

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.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,483 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:130,972
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,943 votes)
Comments: 334 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,470 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:130,257
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,911 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,380 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:120,142
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,957 votes)
Comments: 334 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,041 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:92,459
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,271 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,981 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:90,771
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,499 votes)
Comments: 224 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,872 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:86,395
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,083 votes)
Comments: 234 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,613 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:68,591
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,856 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,573 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:64,039
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,130 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,557 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:53,846
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,813 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,298 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:51,156
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,584 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 151 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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