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.
196055224,889
196152721,791
196257419,100
196358550,716
196466847,854
1965797158,893
1966868209,248
19671,106335,605
19681,412243,229
19691,762379,033
Total8,8511,490,359

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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1966
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1965
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236
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141
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117
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1965
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109
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1961
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108
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95
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1969
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93
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 53 5%
1961 60 6%
1962 46 5%
1963 55 6%
1964 66 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 185 19%
1969 204 20%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 633 63%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 17 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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