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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 33,000 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:338 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,812
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  82/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,231
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  82/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,781
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,241
Average Rating:  78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,060
Rank in 1960s169Overall Rank:1,942
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:722
Rank in 1960s224Overall Rank:2,622
Average Rating:  75/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:671
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:2,769
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s250Overall Rank:3,092
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:556
Rank in 1960s252Overall Rank:3,206
Average Rating:  79/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:542
Rank in 1960s255Overall Rank:3,290
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:463
Rank in 1960s281Overall Rank:3,698
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 164 83%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
Italy 3 2%
Brazil 3 2%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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