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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 29,000 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, Hank Mobley, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Wes Montgomery.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,556
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  82/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,717
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  82/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,632
Rank in 1960s119Overall Rank:1,250
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,147
Average Rating:  79/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:687
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,560
Average Rating:  75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:603
Rank in 1960s235Overall Rank:2,784
Average Rating:  75/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:542
Rank in 1960s244Overall Rank:3,029
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 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:58 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:487
Rank in 1960s260Overall Rank:3,291
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:434
Rank in 1960s275Overall Rank:3,592
Average Rating:  78/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:384
Rank in 1960s293Overall Rank:3,961
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 147 85%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Brazil 2 1%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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