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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 29,000 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.
196023220,083 Sketches Of Spain (501st)
by Miles Davis
196127217,158 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (734th)
by Robert Johnson
196228111,875 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,232nd)
by Ray Charles
196333356,663 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196439447,355 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965463238,489 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966515339,336 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967670537,166 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968942341,761 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,143528,691 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,2452,138,576

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:2,598 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:135,315
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,130 votes)
Comments: 329 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,593 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:134,933
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,151 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,521 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:125,286
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,167 votes)
Comments: 348 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,158 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:96,538
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,437 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,075 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:93,510
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,661 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,989 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:90,977
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,225 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,703 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:70,485
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,972 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,653 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:65,832
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,275 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,636 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:55,612
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,939 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,362 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,025
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,688 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 151 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 224 22%
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 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 11 1%
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