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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 35,000 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, Max Roach, Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Mobley and Wes Montgomery.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Sketches Of SpainUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1960Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1960:1Rank Score:4,849
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  82/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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2.

Giant StepsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1960Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1960:2Rank Score:4,466
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  82/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

At Last!United States Etta James
Year of Release:1960Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:1,894
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,222
Average Rating:  78/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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4.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:1,083
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  78/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:743
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,624
Average Rating:  75/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:713
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:2,698
Average Rating:  76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now SuiteUnited States Max Roach
Year of Release:1960Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1960:7Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s246Overall Rank:3,030
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Soul StationUnited States Hank Mobley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1960:8Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s247Overall Rank:3,033
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes MontgomeryUnited States Wes Montgomery
Year of Release:1960Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1960:9Rank Score:566
Rank in 1960s253Overall Rank:3,235
Average Rating:  79/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1960:10Rank Score:468
Rank in 1960s282Overall Rank:3,757
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


Charles Mingus 4 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 3 1%
John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Everly Brothers 3 1%
Lee Morgan 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 181 82%
United Kingdom 10 5%
Mixed Nationality 6 3%
Brazil 4 2%
Italy 3 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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