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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, Muddy Waters and The Everly Brothers.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,608
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  82/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,310
Rank in 1960s74Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  82/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:544
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,383
Average Rating:  75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:458
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,706
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:440
Rank in 1960s230Overall Rank:2,804
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:417
Rank in 1960s237Overall Rank:2,931
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:314
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,703
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s280Overall Rank:3,752
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:276
Rank in 1960s296Overall Rank:4,096
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:243
Rank in 1960s314Overall Rank:4,503
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 3%
Johnny Cash 3 3%
Eric Dolphy 3 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 3%
João Gilberto 2 2%
Ray Charles 2 2%
Sarah Vaughan 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 85 82%
United Kingdom 6 6%
Mixed Nationality 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
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