Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
196042221,120
196142018,596
196244416,007
196349050,836
196457544,464
1965683167,651
1966735228,662
1967971366,407
19681,234250,212
19691,499397,153
Total7,4731,561,109

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1968
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 99 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 86 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 221 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 18 2%
Germany 16 2%
France 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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