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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 26,000 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:273 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,185
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  82/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,479
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  82/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,508
Rank in 1960s124Overall Rank:1,271
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:694
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,400
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:680
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,439
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:68 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:603
Rank in 1960s228Overall Rank:2,691
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 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:57 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,872
Average Rating:  77/100 (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:68 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:505
Rank in 1960s246Overall Rank:3,080
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:483
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,189
Average Rating:  79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:472
Rank in 1960s258Overall Rank:3,237
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 142 86%
United Kingdom 8 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
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