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.
196055224,852
196152721,783
196257419,092
196358550,706
196466847,859
1965798158,831
1966868209,231
19671,106335,336
19681,412243,107
19691,762378,879
Total8,8521,489,676

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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20,105
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1968
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11,397
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1968
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10,751
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1968
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10,529
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1968
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6,511
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6,228
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Total albums: 185. Page 1 of 19

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 Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
Miles Davis 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%
France 13 1%
Germany 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%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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