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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 36,000 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, Max Roach, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald and Hank Mobley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,951
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  82/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  82/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,902
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,233
Average Rating:  78/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,982
Average Rating:  79/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:768
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,608
Average Rating:  75/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:725
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,704
Average Rating:  75/100 (108 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:77 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s248Overall Rank:3,037
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:617
Rank in 1960s249Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,217
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:525
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,503
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 2%
Charles Mingus 4 2%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Bo Diddley 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 1%
John Lee Hooker 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 192 73%
United Kingdom 17 6%
Brazil 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 9 3%
Cuba 3 1%
Italy 3 1%
Canada 3 1%
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