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.
196059026,461
196155322,755
196262320,807
196364450,058
196475648,939
1965894148,992
1966974192,812
19671,201306,887
19681,562228,898
19691,944350,808
Total9,7411,397,416

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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Year of Release:
1966
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249
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1960
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1960
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248
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Year of Release:
1967
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245
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1968
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244
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1969
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244
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1968
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243
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1968
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241
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1967
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241
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1961
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239
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 55 6%
1961 61 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 92 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 193 19%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
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 629 63%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 25 3%
France 22 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%
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