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.
196038820,363
196141418,514
196243715,638
196346450,153
196454943,147
1965657167,076
1966717228,587
1967952365,849
19681,218249,960
19691,470395,582
Total7,2661,554,869

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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1966
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1966
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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 141 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 223 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 612 61%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 19 2%
France 18 2%
Germany 15 2%
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Best Artists of 1962
1. Ray Charles
2. Bill Evans
3. Bill Evans Trio
4. Howlin' Wolf
5. Bob Dylan
6. John Coltrane
7. Charles Mingus
8. Booker T. & The M.G.'s
9. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. Françoise Hardy
11. Dexter Gordon
12. Herbie Hancock
13. Sonny Rollins
14. Frank Sinatra
15. Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
16. Art Blakey
17. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
18. Roy Orbison
19. Sir Georg Solti / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
20. Dick Dale
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