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

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,840
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  82/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,120
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  82/100 (279 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 1960s126Overall Rank:1,278
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 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:688
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,252
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,337
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,598
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:438
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,211
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 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:46 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:419
Rank in 1960s261Overall Rank:3,326
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 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 1960s286Overall Rank:3,821
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 1960s295Overall Rank:3,918
Average Rating:  78/100 (36 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%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Art Pepper 3 2%
Billy Fury 2 1%
Bo Diddley 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 125 84%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Russia 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
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