Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 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.
196057525,574
196154323,889
196260221,013
196361251,311
196471150,059
1965835155,870
1966898204,168
19671,148324,880
19681,491238,187
19691,863367,045
Total9,2781,461,994

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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1963
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9,305
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1969
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8,362
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1967
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8,250
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1969
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8,244
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1969
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8,136
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1964
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7,836
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1965
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7,820
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1969
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7,628
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1969
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7,517
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1967
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 64 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 70 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 139 14%
1968 190 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 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 622 62%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 27 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 18 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Live? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
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