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Best Albums of the 1960s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
196034624,360 Sketches Of Spain (538th)
by Miles Davis
196136620,996 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (752nd)
by Robert Johnson
196238915,959 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,290th)
by Ray Charles
196343566,017 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196450254,045 A Hard Day's Night (231st)
by The Beatles
1965595266,596 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966660378,425 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967858593,479 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,118380,650 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,357594,442 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,6262,394,968

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,953 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:148,926
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,644 votes)
Comments: 383 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,910 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,180
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,677 votes)
Comments: 408 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,854 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:136,659
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,689 votes)
Comments: 400 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,473 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:105,891
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,839 votes)
Comments: 292 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,369 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:102,316
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,080 votes)
Comments: 276 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,260 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,450
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,597 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,916 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,412
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,273 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,886 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:72,066
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,673 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,868 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,554
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,268 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,569 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,323
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,933 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 46 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 22 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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