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Best Albums of the 1960s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 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.
196035824,399 Sketches Of Spain (528th)
by Miles Davis
196137321,893 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (756th)
by Robert Johnson
196239516,263 Modern Sounds In Country And Wes... (1,308th)
by Ray Charles
196344266,890 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (137th)
by Charles Mingus
196451055,066 A Hard Day's Night (232nd)
by The Beatles
1965603267,818 Highway 61 Revisited (21st)
by Bob Dylan
1966665380,411 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967889597,607 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
19681,127382,245 The Beatles (The White Album) (13th)
by The Beatles
19691,372597,415 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total6,7342,410,007

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Abbey RoadUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:2,982 charts
Rank in 1969:1Rank Score:150,024
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,697 votes)
Comments: 384 comments
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2.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,926 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,966
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,724 votes)
Comments: 414 comments
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3.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,878 charts
Rank in 1967:1Rank Score:137,985
Rank in 1960s3Overall Rank:5
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,738 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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4.

The Velvet Underground And NicoMixed Nationality The Velvet Underground And Nico
Year of Release:1967Appears in:2,498 charts
Rank in 1967:2Rank Score:106,672
Rank in 1960s4Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,871 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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5.

The Beatles (The White Album)United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1968Appears in:2,387 charts
Rank in 1968:1Rank Score:102,996
Rank in 1960s5Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,127 votes)
Comments: 279 comments
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6.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,274 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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7.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,917 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:76,137
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,296 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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8.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,898 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:72,529
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,716 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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9.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,887 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:61,925
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,295 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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10.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,340
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 37 4%
1963 56 6%
1964 62 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 107 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 192 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 23 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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