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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 32,000 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, Max Roach and Hank Mobley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,759
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  82/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,951
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  82/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,662
Rank in 1960s122Overall Rank:1,290
Average Rating:  78/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,949
Average Rating:  79/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:717
Rank in 1960s224Overall Rank:2,597
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,791
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:551
Rank in 1960s251Overall Rank:3,152
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:539
Rank in 1960s254Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:539
Rank in 1960s255Overall Rank:3,220
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:460
Rank in 1960s278Overall Rank:3,660
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 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 160 84%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Brazil 3 2%
Italy 3 2%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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