Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
196038325,982
196140323,068
196243317,681
196346269,326
196453657,491
1965650271,319
1966706389,314
1967936606,722
19681,195391,176
19691,445613,730
Total7,1492,465,808

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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1969
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1,947
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1962
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1,925
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1966
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1,920
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1969
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1,918
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1965
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1,907
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1968
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1,894
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1967
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1,853
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1967
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1,848
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1967
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1,840
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1968
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1,817
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 40 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 20 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
8. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico
9. Funeral by Arcade Fire
10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
11. Nevermind by Nirvana
12. In Rainbows by Radiohead
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
15. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
16. London Calling by The Clash
17. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
18. The Bends by Radiohead
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths


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