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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 36,000 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.
196033323,765 Sketches Of Spain (524th)
by Miles Davis
196134319,763 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (740th)
by Robert Johnson
196236815,606 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196341365,200 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (139th)
by Charles Mingus
196447653,092 A Hard Day's Night (226th)
by The Beatles
1965570262,998 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966632373,387 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967799586,649 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,082373,970 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,324585,356 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,3402,359,788

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:2,911 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:147,842
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,582 votes)
Comments: 376 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,873 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:145,803
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,618 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,820 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:135,347
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,632 votes)
Comments: 394 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,434 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:104,178
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,791 votes)
Comments: 290 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,321 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,027 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,229 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:99,160
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,547 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,893 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:75,569
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,246 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,859 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,305
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,628 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,842 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,085
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,234 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,539 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,271
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,907 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 36 4%
1963 60 6%
1964 60 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 11 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Germany 13 1%
France 10 1%
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