Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
196054824,493
196152321,471
196257019,065
196358450,481
196466647,705
1965793159,557
1966861210,448
19671,100337,492
19681,403243,893
19691,756380,503
Total8,8041,495,108

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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9,603
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1969
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8,658
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1969
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8,656
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1969
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8,519
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1967
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8,337
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1969
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8,218
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1965
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8,110
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1969
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8,042
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1964
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7,931
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1969
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 52 5%
1961 58 6%
1962 47 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 135 14%
1968 188 19%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 632 63%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 17 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 14 1%
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