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.
196059426,785
196155923,092
196262520,829
196364749,986
196476249,232
1965902148,621
1966976192,128
19671,200307,054
19681,562229,469
19691,942351,435
Total9,7691,398,632

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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1968
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81
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1964
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1968
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1967
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80
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1969
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1969
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80
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Year of Release:
1961
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80
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1966
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79
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1960
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 56 6%
1961 62 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 191 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 630 63%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 25 3%
France 23 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
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