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.
196047422,807
196146020,396
196249618,052
196352351,381
196461446,658
1965726168,016
1966785228,939
19671,018365,796
19681,313255,817
19691,597401,455
Total8,0061,579,316

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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Golden Rain 
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1969
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 57 6%
1962 47 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 91 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 197 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 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 633 63%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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