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Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
196035024,213 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137121,788 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (754th)
by Robert Johnson
196239216,318 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,296th)
by Ray Charles
196343766,859 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (135th)
by Charles Mingus
196450554,918 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965598267,637 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660379,455 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967874595,742 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,124381,845 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,361595,543 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6722,404,319

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:2,970 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:149,664
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,671 votes)
Comments: 383 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,923 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,699
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,700 votes)
Comments: 411 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,869 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:137,508
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,712 votes)
Comments: 402 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,487 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:106,465
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,849 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,378 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:102,538
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,103 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,267 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,405
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,617 votes)
Comments: 276 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,918 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,262
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,287 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,898 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:72,270
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,694 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,878 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,627
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,279 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,577 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,336
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,947 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 57 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 225 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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