Best Albums of 1960

Listed below are the best albums of 1960 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1960 year summaryThe best artists of 1960 were John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Etta James, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Max Roach, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters and Hank Mobley.
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1960
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4,032
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680
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644
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524
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498
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Total albums: 388. Page 1 of 39

Best Albums of 1960 composition

Country Albums %


United States 287 74%
United Kingdom 26 7%
Mixed Nationality 11 3%
France 8 2%
Canada 7 2%
Brazil 6 2%
Italy 6 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 375 97%
Yes 13 3%
Live? Albums %
No 383 99%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 385 99%
Yes 3 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
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