Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
196054824,475
196152321,495
196257019,069
196358450,510
196466647,737
1965791159,676
1966862210,584
19671,099337,886
19681,400243,996
19691,755380,526
Total8,7981,495,955

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1965
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 52 5%
1961 58 6%
1962 46 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 135 14%
1968 189 19%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 633 63%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 17 2%
France 15 2%
Germany 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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