Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
196037225,581
196138822,811
196241916,937
196345968,564
196453057,033
1965626269,003
1966696385,614
1967930603,201
19681,167387,592
19691,432607,905
Total7,0192,444,242

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1967
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6,560
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1963
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6,545
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1967
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6,376
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1969
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6,374
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1966
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6,068
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1967
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6,040
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1967
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6,039
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1966
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5,627
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1964
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5,475
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1966
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5,398
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 38 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 63 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Nina Simone 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 599 60%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 21 2%
France 14 1%
Germany 14 1%
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