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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, Bill Evans Trio, Ornette Coleman, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Patsy Cline and Bobby "Blue" Bland.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,057
Rank in 1960s72Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,368
Rank in 1960s81Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  81/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:924
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,787
Average Rating:  78/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:910
Rank in 1960s165Overall Rank:1,807
Average Rating:  78/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:755
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,101
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:447
Rank in 1960s244Overall Rank:3,165
Average Rating:  79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:404
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,434
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby "Blue" Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:397
Rank in 1960s269Overall Rank:3,482
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:333
Rank in 1960s299Overall Rank:4,011
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:28 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:308
Rank in 1960s315Overall Rank:4,252
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 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%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
The Ventures 2 1%
The Miracles 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 143 84%
United Kingdom 6 4%
France 5 3%
Italy 5 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Canada 2 1%
Jamaica 2 1%
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