Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
196051524,481
196148720,786
196251918,307
196354950,917
196464046,836
1965748164,537
1966818223,587
19671,051356,332
19681,343251,609
19691,653394,094
Total8,3231,551,484

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 70 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 53 5%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 94 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 137 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 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 215 22%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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