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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 28,000 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.
196022419,063 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196126316,778 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (705th)
by Robert Johnson
196226811,264 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,203rd)
by Ray Charles
196331954,326 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196437945,623 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965446233,086 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966494330,508 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967646522,953 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968913331,748 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,097511,234 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total5,0492,076,582

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:2,514 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:132,545
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,992 votes)
Comments: 317 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,514 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:132,431
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,017 votes)
Comments: 339 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,429 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:122,025
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,036 votes)
Comments: 338 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,080 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:93,974
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,330 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,005 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:91,808
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,559 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,911 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:88,205
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,133 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,642 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:69,473
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,896 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,594 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:64,634
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,179 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,579 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:54,936
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,855 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,321 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:52,197
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,616 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 39 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 150 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 9 1%
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