Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196056325,015
196153623,424
196258720,093
196360450,536
196469649,249
1965820156,514
1966877205,454
19671,135328,380
19681,465240,034
19691,831370,966
Total9,1141,469,665

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1969
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71,504
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1966
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62,878
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1967
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57,060
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1967
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51,139
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1966
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49,602
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1968
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47,286
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1969
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34,975
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1965
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33,797
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1965
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33,098
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1967
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31,785
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 52 5%
1961 62 6%
1962 46 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 137 14%
1968 189 19%
1969 200 20%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 28 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 18 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Live? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
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10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
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