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Top-rated albums of 1961

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1961 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,856
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  81/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,160
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  81/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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3.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:923
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,176
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:490
Rank in 1960s270Overall Rank:3,544
Average Rating:  79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,288
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,659
Average Rating:  78/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,010
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,032
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Africa/BrassUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1961:15Rank Score:246
Rank in 1960s414Overall Rank:6,115
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1961:11Rank Score:398
Rank in 1960s306Overall Rank:4,167
Average Rating:  78/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:400
Rank in 1960s304Overall Rank:4,149
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:418
Rank in 1960s294Overall Rank:4,013
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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