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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 27,000 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.
196021718,261 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196125316,433 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (667th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,157 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196331452,516 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196437744,192 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965432228,481 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966474322,441 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967637511,767 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968890324,155 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,054498,285 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,9052,027,687

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.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,453 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:129,730
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,911 votes)
Comments: 333 comments
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2.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,448 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:129,281
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,884 votes)
Comments: 309 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,364 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:119,589
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,933 votes)
Comments: 334 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,022 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:91,919
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,254 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,953 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:90,205
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,479 votes)
Comments: 224 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,849 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:85,513
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,066 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,601 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:68,194
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,842 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,563 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:63,929
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,114 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,540 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:53,437
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,800 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,288 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:51,058
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,572 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 37 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 59 6%
1965 94 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 150 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Walter Wanderley 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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