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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 28,000 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.
196022619,385 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196126417,076 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (708th)
by Robert Johnson
196227011,479 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,215th)
by Ray Charles
196332655,272 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (145th)
by Charles Mingus
196438345,940 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965452234,260 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966503331,580 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967653524,639 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968928332,498 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,109514,594 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,1142,086,722

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:2,536 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:133,461
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,026 votes)
Comments: 322 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,529 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:132,505
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,054 votes)
Comments: 341 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,449 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:122,792
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,069 votes)
Comments: 343 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,094 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:94,108
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,352 votes)
Comments: 247 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,015 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:91,891
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,588 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,928 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:88,682
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,157 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,658 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:69,781
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,917 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,610 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:64,845
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,203 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,587 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:54,816
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,872 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,328 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:52,378
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,631 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 148 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 223 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 611 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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