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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.

Djangology
Compilation
Belgium Django Reinhardt
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:12Rank Score:357
Rank in 1960s333Overall Rank:4,710
Average Rating:  81/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,907
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:848
Average Rating:  81/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,287
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:398
Rank in 1960s310Overall Rank:4,287
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,301
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

A Night In TunisiaUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1961Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1961:39Rank Score:83
Rank in 1960s904Overall Rank:15,290
Average Rating:  78/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,289
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,701
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Africa/BrassUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:15Rank Score:247
Rank in 1960s429Overall Rank:6,329
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,063
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,007
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Two Steps From The Blues
Compilation
United States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:406
Rank in 1960s307Overall Rank:4,220
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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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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