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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.
196022820,054 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196127017,075 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (729th)
by Robert Johnson
196228011,788 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,229th)
by Ray Charles
196332956,499 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (141st)
by Charles Mingus
196438947,088 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965460238,347 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966513338,061 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967664534,950 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968936340,926 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,125526,057 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,1942,130,845

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:2,581 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:134,482
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,106 votes)
Comments: 328 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,583 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:134,087
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,129 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,504 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:124,608
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,146 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,145 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:95,929
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,404 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,061 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:93,319
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,645 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,976 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:90,411
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,206 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,690 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:70,452
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,955 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,644 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:65,658
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,257 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,628 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:55,662
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,918 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,357 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,106
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,672 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 225 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 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 615 62%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 11 1%
France 11 1%
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