Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
196038920,347
196141418,501
196243715,630
196346450,117
196454943,143
1965657167,211
1966717228,821
1967953366,456
19681,218250,310
19691,470395,891
Total7,2681,556,427

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 40 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 85 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 222 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 18 2%
Germany 15 2%
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