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.

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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, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Patsy Cline.
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1961
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2,795
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590
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480
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442
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431
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363
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Total albums: 379. Page 1 of 38

Best Albums of 1961 composition

Country Albums %


United States 262 69%
United Kingdom 29 8%
Brazil 13 3%
France 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 10 3%
Italy 8 2%
Austria 5 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 366 97%
Yes 13 3%
Live? Albums %
No 369 97%
Yes 10 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 376 99%
Yes 3 1%
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