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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 29,000 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, Miles Davis, 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:192 charts
Rank in 1961:1Rank Score:3,022
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  80/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.

My Favorite ThingsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1961Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1961:2Rank Score:2,702
Rank in 1960s81Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,080
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,768
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:925
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,016
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:883
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,090
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 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:491
Rank in 1960s260Overall Rank:3,279
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:68 charts
Rank in 1961:7Rank Score:440
Rank in 1960s274Overall Rank:3,553
Average Rating:  79/100 (55 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:397
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,856
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 1960s297Overall Rank:4,078
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:39 charts
Rank in 1961:10Rank Score:341
Rank in 1960s317Overall Rank:4,374
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1961 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 169 85%
United Kingdom 6 3%
Brazil 5 3%
France 4 2%
Italy 4 2%
Russia 3 2%
Jamaica 2 1%
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