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

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  82/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,261
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  82/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,403
Rank in 1960s125Overall Rank:1,279
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:707
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,264
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:683
Rank in 1960s204Overall Rank:2,323
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 0 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:571
Rank in 1960s222Overall Rank:2,653
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s230Overall Rank:2,829
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:459
Rank in 1960s245Overall Rank:3,170
Average Rating:  78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:452
Rank in 1960s247Overall Rank:3,204
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:363
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,815
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 130 86%
United Kingdom 7 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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