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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 19,000 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, Max Roach, Frank Sinatra and Muddy Waters.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,704
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  82/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,341
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  82/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,461
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 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:480
Rank in 1960s221Overall Rank:2,690
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 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:2,828
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 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:432
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,943
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:311
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,802
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:305
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,846
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:4,263
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:4,494
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Elvis Presley 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
Chet Baker 2 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 2%
George Russell 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 101 83%
United Kingdom 6 5%
Italy 2 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Belgium 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
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