Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
196051423,349
196148120,510
196251218,080
196354750,950
196463446,884
1965746165,679
1966815225,444
19671,048359,018
19681,337252,700
19691,646395,654
Total8,2801,558,268

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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1969
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1966
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72
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 52 5%
1962 46 5%
1963 54 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
The Kinks 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 630 63%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 17 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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