Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
196038325,944
196140523,119
196243317,683
196346269,250
196453657,378
1965652271,557
1966708389,293
1967937606,081
19681,201391,001
19691,446614,015
Total7,1632,465,321

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 66 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 36 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 40 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 225 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 599 60%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 21 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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