Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
196037225,507
196138822,766
196241916,964
196345868,251
196453257,050
1965627268,838
1966696385,725
1967932603,046
19681,167387,866
19691,432607,777
Total7,0232,443,790

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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1965
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2,199
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1969
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2,190
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1965
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2,126
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1968
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2,126
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1960
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2,090
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1966
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2,027
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1967
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1,967
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1969
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1,966
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1969
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1,957
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1969
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1,946
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 599 60%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Brazil 33 3%
Canada 21 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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