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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1961 year summaryThe best artists of 1961 were Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Bill Evans Trio, Etta James, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Patsy Cline, Oliver Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bobby Bland and Thelonious Monk.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

King of the Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,074
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  81/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,045
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  81/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1961Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,220
Rank in 1960s121Overall Rank:1,276
Average Rating:  77/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s204Overall Rank:2,269
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:585
Rank in 1960s205Overall Rank:2,308
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:350
Rank in 1960s260Overall Rank:3,463
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:336
Rank in 1960s271Overall Rank:3,588
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:291
Rank in 1960s295Overall Rank:4,017
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:271
Rank in 1960s303Overall Rank:4,243
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


Bill Evans Trio 3 2%
John Coltrane 3 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 2%
The Shirelles 2 1%
Sarah Vaughan 2 1%
Hank Mobley 2 1%
Freddie King 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 120 85%
Italy 4 3%
France 4 3%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Jamaica 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
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