Best Albums of 1969

Listed below are the best albums of 1969 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1969 year summaryThe best artists of 1969 were The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young and Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
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1969
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75,741
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1969
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36,774
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1969
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27,186
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1969
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21,766
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1969
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21,058
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1969
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15,295
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1969
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10,323
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1969
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8,972
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1969
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8,778
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1969
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8,408
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1969 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Aretha Franklin 4 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
The Byrds 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Canned Heat 3 0%
Steppenwolf 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 516 51%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Brazil 31 3%
Germany 30 3%
Canada 25 2%
Jamaica 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 15 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 12 1%
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