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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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1960 year summaryThe best artists of 1960 were Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Etta James, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, Joan Baez, Hank Mobley, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Wes Montgomery.
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11.

Ella In BerlinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1960Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1960:11Rank Score:352
Rank in 1960s305Overall Rank:4,182
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.

Nice 'n' EasyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1960Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1960:12Rank Score:274
Rank in 1960s355Overall Rank:5,088
Average Rating:  71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.

Walk Don't RunUnited States The Ventures
Year of Release:1960Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1960:13Rank Score:250
Rank in 1960s380Overall Rank:5,459
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross!Mixed Nationality Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Year of Release:1960Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1960:14Rank Score:223
Rank in 1960s404Overall Rank:5,984
Average Rating:  65/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.

KontakteGermany Karlheinz Stockhausen
Year of Release:1960Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1960:15Rank Score:211
Rank in 1960s424Overall Rank:6,242
Average Rating:  67/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.

His Hand In MineUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:16Rank Score:205
Rank in 1960s431Overall Rank:6,349
Average Rating:  69/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.

The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:17Rank Score:193
Rank in 1960s450Overall Rank:6,650
Average Rating:  71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.

Portrait In JazzUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1960Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1960:18Rank Score:183
Rank in 1960s465Overall Rank:6,944
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.

Miriam MakebaSouth Africa Miriam Makeba
Year of Release:1960Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1960:19Rank Score:181
Rank in 1960s467Overall Rank:7,015
Average Rating:  68/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.

The Big BeatUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:20Rank Score:175
Rank in 1960s479Overall Rank:7,169
Average Rating:  75/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1960 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 146 85%
United Kingdom 9 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 2%
Italy 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
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