Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
196051123,311
196147420,518
196250118,213
196353851,227
196462346,870
1965742166,778
1966800226,969
19671,035361,788
19681,328254,282
19691,621399,389
Total8,1731,569,346

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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1966
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34,036
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1967
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30,630
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1969
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28,754
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1969
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23,320
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1968
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22,849
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1969
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22,639
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1968
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20,731
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1967
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20,450
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1965
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19,489
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1967
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18,174
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 54 5%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 197 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
The Kinks 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 637 64%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Brazil 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 17 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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