Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
196052323,204
196149120,635
196254018,472
196355850,271
196464546,981
1965759162,574
1966837219,096
19671,064350,748
19681,359249,531
19691,677390,082
Total8,4531,531,595

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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1966
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 70 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 54 5%
1962 48 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 627 63%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 27 3%
France 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
16. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
19. Abraxas by Santana
20. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
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