Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
196051524,478
196148820,799
196251818,302
196354850,919
196464046,789
1965748164,524
1966818223,419
19671,051355,896
19681,341251,540
19691,653393,621
Total8,3201,550,287

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 53 5%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 94 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 137 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 629 63%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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