Best Albums of 1961

Listed below are the best albums of 1961 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1961 year summaryThe best artists of 1961 were John Coltrane, Robert Johnson, Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Bill Evans Trio, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Miles Davis, Oliver Nelson, John Coltrane Quartet and Ray Charles.
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1961
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2,996
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1961
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1,827
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1961
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1,134
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1961
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1,004
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1961
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602
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1961
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597
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1961
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585
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1961
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422
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1961
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410
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1961
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345
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Total albums: 451. Page 1 of 46

Best Albums of 1961 composition

Country Albums %


United States 310 69%
United Kingdom 36 8%
France 16 4%
Brazil 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
Italy 9 2%
Australia 7 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 435 96%
Yes 16 4%
Live? Albums %
No 441 98%
Yes 10 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 447 99%
Yes 4 1%
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