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.
196059026,411
196155322,758
196262320,785
196364450,068
196475648,788
1965894149,047
1966974192,841
19671,201307,057
19681,562228,780
19691,944350,950
Total9,7411,397,485

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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505
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1960
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503
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1960
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501
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1968
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494
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1969
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494
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1964
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494
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1964
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492
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1966
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491
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1967
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488
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1967
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 55 6%
1961 61 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 98 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 195 20%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 627 63%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) by King Crimson
8. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
9. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
15. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
17. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
18. Forever Changes by Love
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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