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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 26,000 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, Max Roach, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald and Hank Mobley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,106
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  83/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,309
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  82/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,500
Rank in 1960s122Overall Rank:1,266
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,428
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s226Overall Rank:2,680
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:551
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,849
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:490
Rank in 1960s250Overall Rank:3,116
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:439
Rank in 1960s264Overall Rank:3,399
Average Rating:  79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:377
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,837
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 2%
Lee Morgan 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 141 86%
United Kingdom 7 4%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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