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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 Muddy Waters.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,811
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  82/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,750
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:659
Average Rating:  82/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,097
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,480
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:704
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,127
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:578
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,478
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:563
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,529
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:436
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,117
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:352
Rank in 1960s278Overall Rank:3,683
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:338
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,807
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:331
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,874
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 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%
Billy Fury 2 2%
Bo Diddley 2 2%
Annette Funicello 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 112 85%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
Austria 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Ukraine 1 1%
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