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.
196047122,712
196145520,361
196248717,903
196351951,460
196461246,697
1965723168,446
1966779229,018
19671,005366,777
19681,300255,381
19691,577401,036
Total7,9281,579,793

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 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 44 4%
1961 58 6%
1962 47 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 90 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 138 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 634 63%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Brazil 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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