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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, Patsy Cline, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis 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:193 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,020
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:734
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,765
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:799
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:1,121
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,730
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:84 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,030
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:875
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,136
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 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:483
Rank in 1960s262Overall Rank:3,366
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:74 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:477
Rank in 1960s267Overall Rank:3,413
Average Rating:  80/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Two Steps From The BluesUnited States Bobby Bland
Year of Release:1961Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1961:8Rank Score:396
Rank in 1960s292Overall Rank:3,939
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1961Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1961:9Rank Score:372
Rank in 1960s304Overall Rank:4,144
Average Rating:  79/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Lonely And BlueUnited States Roy Orbison
Year of Release:1961Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:340
Rank in 1960s318Overall Rank:4,459
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 173 84%
United Kingdom 6 3%
Brazil 5 2%
France 4 2%
Italy 4 2%
Russia 3 1%
Canada 2 1%
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