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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,107
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  80/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,361
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  81/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  79/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:886
Rank in 1960s170Overall Rank:1,882
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:867
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,923
Average Rating:  78/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:457
Rank in 1960s245Overall Rank:3,171
Average Rating:  79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby "Blue" Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:395
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,568
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:350
Rank in 1960s293Overall Rank:3,951
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:332
Rank in 1960s305Overall Rank:4,110
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:312
Rank in 1960s315Overall Rank:4,305
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 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%
Grant Green 3 2%
Hank Mobley 2 1%
The Shirelles 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 147 84%
United Kingdom 6 3%
France 5 3%
Italy 4 2%
Brazil 3 2%
Jamaica 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
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