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Best Albums of 1960

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1960 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1960 year summaryThe best artists of 1960 were Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Etta James, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, Joan Baez, Max Roach, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald and Hank Mobley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,891
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  82/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,275
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  82/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,486
Rank in 1960s122Overall Rank:1,254
Average Rating:  77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:753
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,181
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:676
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,378
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s225Overall Rank:2,659
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:539
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,834
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:487
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,087
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s260Overall Rank:3,368
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:377
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,765
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 3%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
Lee Morgan 3 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 137 86%
United Kingdom 7 4%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Ukraine 1 1%
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