Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
1960s decade summary
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.
196048620,886
196146822,384
196250218,127
196353251,424
196462146,828
1965740167,874
1966795227,861
19671,034363,643
19681,327254,894
19691,617400,509
Total8,1221,574,429

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1969
Appears in:
Rank Score:
81,584
Rank in 1969:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1966
Appears in:
Rank Score:
74,754
Rank in 1966:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1967
Appears in:
Rank Score:
69,114
Rank in 1967:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1967
Appears in:
Rank Score:
60,162
Rank in 1967:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1966
Appears in:
Rank Score:
57,198
Rank in 1966:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1968
Appears in:
Rank Score:
53,933
Rank in 1968:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1965
Appears in:
Rank Score:
40,051
Rank in 1965:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1965
Appears in:
Rank Score:
38,510
Rank in 1965:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1969
Appears in:
Rank Score:
38,358
Rank in 1969:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1967
Appears in:
Rank Score:
36,640
Rank in 1967:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 55 6%
1962 46 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 635 64%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Brazil 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Joni Mitchell
18. Paul McCartney
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
Back to Top