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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 35,000 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, Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley and Max Roach.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,981
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  82/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,438
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  82/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,897
Rank in 1960s114Overall Rank:1,212
Average Rating:  78/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,068
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s224Overall Rank:2,623
Average Rating:  75/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:703
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,727
Average Rating:  76/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s252Overall Rank:3,205
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,226
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:557
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,264
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:468
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,746
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Charles Mingus 4 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Lee Morgan 3 1%
The Everly Brothers 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 168 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Mixed Nationality 5 2%
Brazil 4 2%
Italy 3 1%
Cuba 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
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