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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, Oscar Peterson Trio, John Coltrane, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane Quartet, Peter, Paul And Mary and Dexter Gordon.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,233
Rank in 1960s111Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating: 79/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:481
Rank in 1960s206Overall Rank:2,455
Average Rating: 71/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:368
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:3,040
Average Rating: 75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:332
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,332
Average Rating: 73/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1962Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:279
Rank in 1960s277Overall Rank:3,796
Average Rating: 75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:258
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:4,054
Average Rating: 74/100 (39 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:225
Rank in 1960s307Overall Rank:4,545
Average Rating: 75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Peter, Paul And MaryUnited States Peter, Paul And Mary
Year of Release:1962Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:214
Rank in 1960s317Overall Rank:4,724
Average Rating: 68/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:199
Rank in 1960s330Overall Rank:4,984
Average Rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1962 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 5 5%
Frank Sinatra 3 3%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Jacques Brel 2 2%
Johnny Cash 2 2%
Roy Orbison 2 2%
The Everly Brothers 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 80 82%
United Kingdom 5 5%
France 4 4%
Italy 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Belgium 2 2%
Ireland 1 1%
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