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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,364
Rank in 1960s106Overall Rank:1,066
Average Rating:  80/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:938
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,451
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:506
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,411
Average Rating:  72/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:415
Rank in 1960s230Overall Rank:2,835
Average Rating:  74/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:402
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,914
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1962Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:327
Rank in 1960s257Overall Rank:3,474
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:285
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,855
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 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:256
Rank in 1960s301Overall Rank:4,196
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Peter, Paul And MaryUnited States Peter, Paul And Mary
Year of Release:1962Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:245
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,364
Average Rating:  69/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Surfer's ChoiceUnited States Dick Dale
Year of Release:1962Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:234
Rank in 1960s316Overall Rank:4,532
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1962 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 5 5%
Frank Sinatra 3 3%
Tony Bennett 2 2%
Johnny Cash 2 2%
Roy Orbison 2 2%
Charles Mingus 2 2%
Jacques Brel 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 88 82%
United Kingdom 5 5%
France 4 4%
Canada 2 2%
Belgium 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
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