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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 30,000 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.
196023520,557 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196127617,527 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (741st)
by Robert Johnson
196228811,877 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,246th)
by Ray Charles
196333857,384 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (143rd)
by Charles Mingus
196439847,514 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965468240,670 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966525343,287 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967673541,845 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968953345,246 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,156534,053 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,3102,159,961

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:2,625 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:136,790
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,166 votes)
Comments: 333 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,606 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:135,695
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,187 votes)
Comments: 350 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,546 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:126,238
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,207 votes)
Comments: 349 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,180 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:97,701
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,469 votes)
Comments: 254 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,091 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:94,397
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,692 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,009 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:92,418
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,257 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,718 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:71,127
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,996 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,662 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:66,096
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,302 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,645 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:56,068
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,968 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,376 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,604
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,707 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 59 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 104 10%
1967 152 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 226 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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