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.
196038820,601
196141418,600
196243715,636
196346350,394
196454742,981
1965655168,160
1966716229,613
1967949367,379
19681,211250,802
19691,465397,191
Total7,2451,561,358

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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1969
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3,934
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1960
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3,896
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1964
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3,841
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1960
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3,786
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1966
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3,671
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1968
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3,567
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1969
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3,217
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1967
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3,189
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1968
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3,154
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1969
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3,016
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 42 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 85 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 223 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 18 2%
Germany 15 2%
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
17. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
18. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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