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.
196051323,514
196147820,696
196251018,221
196354651,115
196463546,842
1965745166,211
1966814225,877
19671,045359,874
19681,337253,723
19691,643396,453
Total8,2661,562,526

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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1968
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1966
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 52 5%
1962 46 5%
1963 53 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
The Kinks 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 629 63%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 17 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 12 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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