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Best Albums of 1961

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1961 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1961 year summaryThe best artists of 1961 were Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Bill Evans Trio, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Oliver Nelson, Patsy Cline, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Roy Orbison, Miles Davis and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,028
Rank in 1960s71Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,316
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  81/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s169Overall Rank:1,853
Average Rating:  78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:773
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,016
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:645
Rank in 1960s205Overall Rank:2,345
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:427
Rank in 1960s258Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:396
Rank in 1960s266Overall Rank:3,435
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby "Blue" Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:385
Rank in 1960s272Overall Rank:3,508
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:331
Rank in 1960s297Overall Rank:3,957
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:296
Rank in 1960s313Overall Rank:4,286
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 4 2%
Miles Davis 4 2%
Bill Evans Trio 3 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 2%
Freddie King 2 1%
The Miracles 2 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 140 83%
United Kingdom 6 4%
France 5 3%
Italy 5 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Jamaica 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
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