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.
196059026,424
196155322,769
196262320,777
196364450,098
196475648,790
1965894149,059
1966974193,043
19671,201307,357
19681,562228,889
19691,942350,937
Total9,7391,398,141

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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1964
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7,353
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1964
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4,639
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1964
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3,609
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1964
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2,367
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1964
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2,036
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1964
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1,847
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1964
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1,586
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1964
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919
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1964
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904
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852
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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 99 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 194 19%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 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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