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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.
196022119,125 Sketches Of Spain (516th)
by Miles Davis
196125816,683 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (700th)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,275 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,200th)
by Ray Charles
196331853,798 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196438145,274 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965442231,066 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966489328,407 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967644518,802 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968911329,586 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,092507,687 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0192,061,702

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:2,492 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:131,839
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,957 votes)
Comments: 314 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,496 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:131,806
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,983 votes)
Comments: 335 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,401 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:121,005
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,998 votes)
Comments: 336 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,066 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:93,508
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,304 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,988 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:91,212
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,534 votes)
Comments: 224 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,891 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:87,800
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,112 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,629 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:69,013
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,873 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,578 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:64,298
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,155 votes)
Comments: 170 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,566 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:54,389
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,835 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,308 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:51,612
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,600 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 89 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 224 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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