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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 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.
196034124,115 Giant Steps (541st)
by John Coltrane
196136020,454 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,862 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196342665,396 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196448953,605 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965589265,211 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966659376,486 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967840591,282 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,110379,079 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,352591,883 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5492,383,373

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:2,938 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:148,729
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,620 votes)
Comments: 380 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,901 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:146,997
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,656 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,848 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:136,385
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,667 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,361 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:101,838
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,060 votes)
Comments: 272 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,884 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,933
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,658 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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12.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,484 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:49,997
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,727 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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13.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,506 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,990
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,185 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:40,411
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,663 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,342 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:37,971
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,046 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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16.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:36,869
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,338 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 44 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 231 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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