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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 22,000 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, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, The Everly Brothers and Max Roach.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,781
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  82/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  82/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,318
Rank in 1960s127Overall Rank:1,298
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,318
Average Rating:  79/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,521
Average Rating:  77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,573
Average Rating:  75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:439
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,163
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:357
Rank in 1960s282Overall Rank:3,717
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:353
Rank in 1960s283Overall Rank:3,745
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:344
Rank in 1960s289Overall Rank:3,840
Average Rating:  78/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Art Pepper 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Sarah Vaughan 2 1%
Charles Mingus 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 126 85%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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