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.
196052523,464
196149620,939
196254018,571
196355950,665
196464847,057
1965762163,770
1966837218,024
19671,068349,595
19681,361250,518
19691,679389,903
Total8,4751,532,505

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 52 5%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 104 10%
1967 137 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 630 63%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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