Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
196042221,105
196142018,590
196244416,004
196349050,817
196457544,434
1965683167,593
1966735228,655
1967971366,344
19681,234250,155
19691,499397,035
Total7,4731,560,732

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1969
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84,335
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1966
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77,797
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1967
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71,910
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1967
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61,705
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1966
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58,253
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1968
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55,697
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1965
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40,837
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1965
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39,633
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1969
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37,963
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1967
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37,118
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 86 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 221 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 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 618 62%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 18 2%
Germany 16 2%
France 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
8. Desire by Bob Dylan
9. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
10. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
11. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
12. Rising by Rainbow
13. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
14. Rocks by Aerosmith
15. A Day At The Races by Queen
16. Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
17. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
18. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
19. Moonmadness by Camel
20. Arrival by ABBA
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