Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
196058726,427
196155222,956
196262120,927
196364150,184
196475349,048
1965891150,506
1966975194,442
19671,194310,753
19681,543229,936
19691,930353,542
Total9,6871,408,720

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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Year of Release:
1968
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2,371
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Year of Release:
1967
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1,043
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1968
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877
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1969
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810
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1963
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636
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1966
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483
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Year of Release:
1969
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401
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Year of Release:
1966
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374
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Year of Release:
1969
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331
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1969
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293
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Total albums: 27. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 53 5%
1961 63 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 193 19%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Miles Davis 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 626 63%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Brazil 27 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
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