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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 36,000 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.
196034024,122 Giant Steps (536th)
by John Coltrane
196135820,361 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (737th)
by Robert Johnson
196238315,856 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,301st)
by Ray Charles
196342365,550 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (136th)
by Charles Mingus
196448853,644 A Hard Day's Night (227th)
by The Beatles
1965586265,034 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966654375,689 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967834590,411 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,103378,121 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,348590,634 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,5172,379,423

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:2,934 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:148,512
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,613 votes)
Comments: 380 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,894 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:146,640
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,649 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,844 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:136,284
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,659 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,449 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:105,158
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,814 votes)
Comments: 291 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,351 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:101,486
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,054 votes)
Comments: 272 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,242 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:99,846
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,571 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,907 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,240
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,262 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,882 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,875
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,652 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,854 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,302
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,252 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,553 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,875
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,919 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 232 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%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Brazil 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 13 1%
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