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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 18,000 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, Muddy Waters, Max Roach and The Everly Brothers.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,622
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  81/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:2,250
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:706
Average Rating:  81/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:601
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:552
Rank in 1960s204Overall Rank:2,337
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:442
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,795
Average Rating:  73/100 (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:33 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:424
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,898
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:312
Rank in 1960s276Overall Rank:3,732
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s281Overall Rank:3,767
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:304
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,813
Average Rating:  71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:225
Rank in 1960s327Overall Rank:4,800
Average Rating:  67/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 84 82%
United Kingdom 6 6%
Italy 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Nigeria 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
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