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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1960 year summaryThe best artists of 1960 were Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Joan Baez, Elvis Presley, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach, The Everly Brothers and Muddy Waters.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,169
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  81/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,042
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  81/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:685
Rank in 1960s169Overall Rank:1,888
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,290
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:429
Rank in 1960s224Overall Rank:2,731
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:392
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,937
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s262Overall Rank:3,602
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 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:30 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:302
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,661
Average Rating:  70/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s309Overall Rank:4,540
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:222
Rank in 1960s318Overall Rank:4,671
Average Rating:  67/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 3%
Eric Dolphy 3 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 3%
Johnny Cash 3 3%
The Everly Brothers 2 2%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Chet Baker 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 81 80%
United Kingdom 6 6%
Canada 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Nigeria 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
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