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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,282
Rank in 1960s109Overall Rank:1,106
Average Rating: 79/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,529
Average Rating: 78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:489
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,439
Average Rating: 72/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:405
Rank in 1960s226Overall Rank:2,825
Average Rating: 75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:345
Rank in 1960s243Overall Rank:3,253
Average Rating: 74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1962Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:292
Rank in 1960s269Overall Rank:3,721
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s276Overall Rank:3,847
Average Rating: 74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Tijuana MoodsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1962Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:232
Rank in 1960s308Overall Rank:4,470
Average Rating: 76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Peter, Paul And MaryUnited States Peter, Paul And Mary
Year of Release:1962Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:232
Rank in 1960s309Overall Rank:4,474
Average Rating: 69/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:231
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,475
Average Rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1962 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 5 5%
Frank Sinatra 3 3%
Johnny Cash 2 2%
Roy Orbison 2 2%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Jacques Brel 2 2%
Elvis Presley 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 83 82%
United Kingdom 5 5%
France 4 4%
Belgium 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
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