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Best Albums of 1960

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1960 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

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1960 year summaryThe best artists of 1960 were Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Etta James, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Max Roach and Ella Fitzgerald.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,671
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  82/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,885
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  82/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,631
Rank in 1960s121Overall Rank:1,281
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,008
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,942
Average Rating:  79/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:692
Rank in 1960s221Overall Rank:2,591
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,753
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,112
Average Rating:  79/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s249Overall Rank:3,115
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:507
Rank in 1960s257Overall Rank:3,284
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:413
Rank in 1960s285Overall Rank:3,852
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Bo Diddley 3 2%
John Lee Hooker 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 151 86%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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