Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
196054824,378
196152121,194
196256718,833
196358250,909
196466547,557
1965789160,079
1966858212,654
19671,094340,788
19681,397245,635
19691,745382,589
Total8,7661,504,616

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 71 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 58 6%
1962 45 5%
1963 54 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 135 14%
1968 189 19%
1969 207 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 632 63%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 15 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Artists of 1977
1. Fleetwood Mac
2. David Bowie
3. Pink Floyd
4. Television
5. Sex Pistols
6. Steely Dan
7. Billy Joel
8. The Clash
9. Kraftwerk
10. Iggy Pop
11. Bob Marley & The Wailers
12. Bob Marley
13. Wire
14. Ramones
15. Elvis Costello
16. Electric Light Orchestra
17. Talking Heads
18. Suicide
19. Meat Loaf
20. Fela Kuti
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