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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 30,000 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, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Max Roach and Ella Fitzgerald.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,679
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:3,722
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  82/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,630
Rank in 1960s121Overall Rank:1,269
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:881
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,122
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:689
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,594
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:72 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,723
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:540
Rank in 1960s249Overall Rank:3,085
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 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:534
Rank in 1960s250Overall Rank:3,113
Average Rating:  79/100 (78 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:60 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s256Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

At Newport 1960United States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1960Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:398
Rank in 1960s290Overall Rank:3,929
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 4 2%
Lee Morgan 3 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 2%
The Everly Brothers 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Bo Diddley 3 2%
John Lee Hooker 3 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 149 86%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Brazil 2 1%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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