Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
196039820,556
196141718,434
196244015,679
196347150,392
196455343,395
1965664165,793
1966725227,213
1967963364,625
19681,225249,074
19691,477392,647
Total7,3331,547,809

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 41 4%
1961 56 6%
1962 43 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 86 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 220 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 617 62%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
Germany 15 2%
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