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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,845
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  82/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,408
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  82/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,432
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:478
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,718
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:451
Rank in 1960s230Overall Rank:2,855
Average Rating:  74/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:430
Rank in 1960s236Overall Rank:2,969
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:354
Rank in 1960s260Overall Rank:3,456
Average Rating:  73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:311
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,816
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:269
Rank in 1960s306Overall Rank:4,296
Average Rating:  71/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s316Overall Rank:4,526
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Elvis Presley 3 2%
João Gilberto 2 2%
Ray Charles 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 102 84%
United Kingdom 6 5%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
Mexico 1 1%
Ukraine 1 1%
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