Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
196059026,414
196155322,759
196262320,790
196364450,051
196475648,932
1965894149,035
1966974192,801
19671,201306,950
19681,562228,815
19691,944350,894
Total9,7411,397,440

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:
1967
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2,782
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Year of Release:
1969
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1,459
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1968
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1,301
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Year of Release:
1968
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676
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1969
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559
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1963
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406
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1963
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161
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Year of Release:
1969
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144
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Year of Release:
1962
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132
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 55 6%
1961 61 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 98 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 195 20%
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 627 63%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
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