Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
196052223,268
196149120,650
196254018,429
196355750,268
196464547,044
1965759162,690
1966836219,642
19671,064351,392
19681,358249,767
19691,677390,579
Total8,4491,533,729

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 45 5%
1961 53 5%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 626 63%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 27 3%
France 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Kate Bush
5. The Cure
6. Prince
7. Roxy Music
8. Duran Duran
9. Donald Fagen
10. Dire Straits
11. Elvis Costello
12. Elvis Costello And The Attractions
13. Simple Minds
14. The Clash
15. Laurie Anderson
16. XTC
17. Bad Brains
18. Peter Gabriel
19. The Fall
20. Judas Priest
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