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Best Albums of 1961

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1961 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

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1961 year summaryThe best artists of 1961 were John Coltrane, Robert Johnson, Bill Evans, Bill Evans Trio, Ornette Coleman, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Miles Davis, Patsy Cline, Oliver Nelson and Bobby Bland.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Compilation
United States Robert Johnson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,047
Rank in 1960s76Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  81/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,745
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  81/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,084
Rank in 1960s163Overall Rank:1,813
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:965
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,008
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

ShowcaseUnited States Patsy Cline
Year of Release:1961Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:482
Rank in 1960s262Overall Rank:3,412
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

The Blues And The Abstract TruthUnited States Oliver Nelson
Year of Release:1961Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:475
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,459
Average Rating:  79/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Someday My Prince Will ComeUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1961Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:412
Rank in 1960s286Overall Rank:3,856
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:396
Rank in 1960s296Overall Rank:3,985
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Olé ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:384
Rank in 1960s298Overall Rank:4,083
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 5 2%
Frank Sinatra 4 2%
Miles Davis 4 2%
Grant Green 4 2%
Yevgeny Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra 3 1%
Bill Evans Trio 3 1%
Freddie Hubbard 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 176 84%
Brazil 6 3%
United Kingdom 6 3%
France 4 2%
Italy 4 2%
Russia 3 1%
Canada 2 1%
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