Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
196059426,786
196156023,070
196262520,838
196364850,021
196476349,193
1965902148,859
1966976192,236
19671,200307,185
19681,562229,578
19691,942351,715
Total9,7721,399,480

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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Year of Release:
1963
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1,343
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Year of Release:
1968
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1,321
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1969
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1,319
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Year of Release:
1968
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Rank Score:
1,285
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1969
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1,274
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Year of Release:
1960
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Rank Score:
1,261
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Year of Release:
1968
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1,257
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Year of Release:
1969
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1,255
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1965
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1,244
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1962
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1,230
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 55 6%
1961 62 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 98 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 191 19%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Miles Davis 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 631 63%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 25 3%
France 23 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
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