Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
196038426,094
196140623,297
196243618,251
196346168,948
196454357,640
1965652271,773
1966711389,677
1967939606,402
19681,201391,212
19691,449614,102
Total7,1822,467,397

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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329
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203
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187
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163
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153
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135
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115
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Total albums: 14. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 38 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 41 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 65 7%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 189 19%
1969 225 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 19 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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