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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,845
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,153
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  82/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,377
Rank in 1960s125Overall Rank:1,280
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:680
Rank in 1960s202Overall Rank:2,287
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:637
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  79/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:574
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,595
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:480
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,987
Average Rating:  76/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:443
Rank in 1960s249Overall Rank:3,193
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:353
Rank in 1960s285Overall Rank:3,837
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:341
Rank in 1960s294Overall Rank:3,945
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
Art Pepper 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Annette Funicello 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 125 85%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Puerto Rico 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
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