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.
196059626,754
196156823,064
196262921,036
196365349,903
196476749,247
1965907147,997
1966984190,665
19671,203304,020
19681,566228,113
19691,953349,324
Total9,8261,390,123

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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1963
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1967
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1965
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1966
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1969
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1962
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80
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1969
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80
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1964
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80
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1968
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 56 6%
1961 62 6%
1962 49 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 94 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 188 19%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Miles Davis 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 632 63%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 25 3%
France 24 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 32 3%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Prince
3. Pixies
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. R.E.M.
10. The Stone Roses
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Iron Maiden
15. Prince And The Revolution
16. Tom Waits
17. Joy Division
18. New Order
19. Talk Talk
20. Rush
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