Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
196055824,649
196152922,990
196258319,575
196360050,400
196467848,237
1965808157,394
1966871207,490
19671,118331,456
19681,443241,307
19691,785374,322
Total8,9731,477,821

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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8,365
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1960
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3,900
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1969
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421
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1968
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367
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1965
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347
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1965
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154
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1963
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153
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1968
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146
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1967
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98
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Total albums: 9. Page 1 of 1

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 52 5%
1961 62 6%
1962 49 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 94 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 133 13%
1968 185 19%
1969 204 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%
The Kinks 9 1%
Frank Sinatra 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 634 63%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 17 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Live? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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