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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

King of the Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:2,906
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  81/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:1,797
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:874
Average Rating:  81/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1961Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:984
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,461
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,119
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,504
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:502
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,508
Average Rating:  73/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:365
Rank in 1960s251Overall Rank:3,244
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:35 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:341
Rank in 1960s258Overall Rank:3,422
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:264
Rank in 1960s302Overall Rank:4,219
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Thelonious Monk With John ColtraneUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:243
Rank in 1960s315Overall Rank:4,494
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Sinatra 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 2 2%
Eddie Harris 2 2%
Ray Charles 2 2%
Miles Davis 2 2%
The Everly Brothers 2 2%
Sarah Vaughan 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 106 86%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Italy 4 3%
France 3 2%
Belgium 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
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