Best Albums of 1961

Listed below are the best albums of 1961 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
1961 year summaryThe best artists of 1961 were John Coltrane, Robert Johnson, Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Bill Evans Trio, Ornette Coleman Double Quartet, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane Quartet and Ray Charles.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 404)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,870
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,054
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,031
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,013
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
581
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
538
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
485
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
413
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
354
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1961
Appears in:
Rank Score:
346
Rank in 1961:
Rank in 1960s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 404. Page 1 of 41

Best Albums of 1961 composition

Country Albums %


United States 280 69%
United Kingdom 32 8%
Brazil 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
France 11 3%
Italy 8 2%
Canada 4 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 390 97%
Yes 14 3%
Live? Albums %
No 395 98%
Yes 9 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 401 99%
Yes 3 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
Back to Top