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Best Albums of 1962

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1962 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1962 year summaryThe best artists of 1962 were Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Oscar Peterson Trio, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane Quartet, Peter, Paul And Mary and Dexter Gordon.
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1.

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,377
Rank in 1960s112Overall Rank:1,118
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:920
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,549
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:566
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,302
Average Rating:  72/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:444
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,783
Average Rating:  75/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:368
Rank in 1960s252Overall Rank:3,252
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1962Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:295
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,879
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:263
Rank in 1960s303Overall Rank:4,244
Average Rating:  74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Peter, Paul And MaryUnited States Peter, Paul And Mary
Year of Release:1962Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:258
Rank in 1960s308Overall Rank:4,314
Average Rating:  70/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:220
Rank in 1960s339Overall Rank:4,840
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Tijuana MoodsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1962Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:203
Rank in 1960s363Overall Rank:5,161
Average Rating:  76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1962 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 5 4%
Frank Sinatra 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Roy Orbison 2 2%
Tony Bennett 2 2%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Elvis Presley 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 99 81%
United Kingdom 8 7%
France 4 3%
Italy 2 2%
Belgium 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
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