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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, Joan Baez, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Max Roach, Hank Mobley and Muddy Waters.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:3,511
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  81/100 (238 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:2,245
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  82/100 (211 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:548
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,353
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:458
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,687
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:2,778
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:31 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:407
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,980
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s280Overall Rank:3,720
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:32 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s298Overall Rank:4,083
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:254
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,338
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s312Overall Rank:4,382
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


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