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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, Max Roach and Hank Mobley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,860
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  82/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,220
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  82/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,858
Rank in 1960s115Overall Rank:1,222
Average Rating:  78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,056
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,974
Average Rating:  79/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:730
Rank in 1960s221Overall Rank:2,621
Average Rating:  74/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s231Overall Rank:2,761
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:558
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,222
Average Rating:  79/100 (90 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:74 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:548
Rank in 1960s255Overall Rank:3,273
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s257Overall Rank:3,302
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:466
Rank in 1960s279Overall Rank:3,703
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Bo Diddley 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Lee Morgan 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 166 83%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
Brazil 3 1%
Italy 3 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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