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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
6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,247 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,094
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,580 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,910 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,309
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,266 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,859 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,349
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,258 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,554 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,901
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,924 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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11.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,701 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:55,032
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,995 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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17.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,189 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,670
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,541 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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18.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,120 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:32,208
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,284 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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20.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:26,924
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,120 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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21.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:25,095
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,331 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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22.

The Velvet UndergroundUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1969Appears in:934 charts
Rank in 1969:6Rank Score:23,344
Rank in 1960s22Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,260 votes)
Comments: 93 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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