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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 24,000 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, Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Max Roach and The Everly Brothers.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,870
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,179
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  82/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,381
Rank in 1960s127Overall Rank:1,293
Average Rating:  78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:684
Rank in 1960s202Overall Rank:2,296
Average Rating:  76/100 (80 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:682
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,301
Average Rating:  79/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,614
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:440
Rank in 1960s252Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 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:430
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,294
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:353
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,878
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:346
Rank in 1960s293Overall Rank:3,948
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
Art Pepper 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
George Russell 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 127 85%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Ukraine 1 1%
Puerto Rico 1 1%
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