Best Albums of 1940

Listed below are the best albums of 1940 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1940 year summaryThe best artists of 1940 were Woody Guthrie, Bessie Smith, Josh White, Arnold Schoenberg / Erika Stiedry-Wagner / Stefan Auber / Kalman Bloch / Leonard Posella / Eduard Steuermann / Rudolf Kolisch, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman, Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra / Sergei Rachmaninov, Marlene Dietrich and Joshua White And His Carolinians.
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Total albums: 26. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of 1940 composition

Best Artists of 1966
1. The Beatles
2. The Beach Boys
3. Bob Dylan
4. Simon & Garfunkel
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Mothers Of Invention
7. Frank Zappa
8. 13th Floor Elevators
9. John Coltrane
10. The Kinks
11. Nina Simone
12. The Mamas And The Papas
13. Monks (US)
14. Cream
15. Love
16. The Byrds
17. John Mayall & Eric Clapton
18. Donovan
19. Ennio Morricone
20. Wayne Shorter
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