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Best Albums of the 1960s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 35,000 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.
196028422,741 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196131918,996 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (753rd)
by Robert Johnson
196233614,551 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,272nd)
by Ray Charles
196338663,666 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196446154,151 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965550258,349 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966616368,035 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967776580,903 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,066369,423 The Beatles (The White Album) (12th)
by The Beatles
19691,299579,625 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,0932,330,439

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,878 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:146,146
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,544 votes)
Comments: 372 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,841 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:144,142
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,572 votes)
Comments: 394 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,784 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:133,779
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,590 votes)
Comments: 387 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,392 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:103,642
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,759 votes)
Comments: 283 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,278 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:99,034
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,987 votes)
Comments: 268 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,187 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:97,762
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,508 votes)
Comments: 265 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,864 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,080
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,219 votes)
Comments: 178 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,839 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:70,906
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,591 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,803 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:60,346
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,209 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,505 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,116
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,882 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 35 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 33 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 10 1%
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