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.
196051323,525
196147820,661
196251018,267
196354651,116
196463346,964
1965746166,539
1966812226,176
19671,044360,446
19681,337253,998
19691,642397,412
Total8,2611,565,104

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

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 53 5%
1962 46 5%
1963 53 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 631 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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