Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
196038820,581
196141418,595
196243715,637
196346350,260
196454742,783
1965655167,946
1966715229,912
1967949367,213
19681,211250,738
19691,465397,074
Total7,2441,560,741

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1966
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34,302
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1967
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30,998
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1969
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29,536
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1968
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23,741
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1969
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23,672
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1969
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23,513
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1967
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20,775
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1968
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20,290
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1965
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19,572
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1967
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18,758
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 42 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 86 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
John Coltrane 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 18 2%
Germany 15 2%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Pixies
14. The Beach Boys
15. Neil Young
16. Miles Davis
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Kanye West
19. The Who
20. U2
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