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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 27,000 greatest album charts.

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

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,132
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  82/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,454
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  82/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,512
Rank in 1960s126Overall Rank:1,291
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:681
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,467
Average Rating:  76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,521
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,716
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:474
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,240
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:451
Rank in 1960s262Overall Rank:3,373
Average Rating:  79/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:437
Rank in 1960s269Overall Rank:3,461
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:381
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,845
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 2%
Eric Dolphy 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Lee Morgan 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 143 86%
United Kingdom 8 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Ukraine 1 1%
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