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, John Coltrane Quartet and Ray Charles.
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Total albums: 383. Page 8 of 39

Best Albums of 1961 composition

Country Albums %


United States 263 69%
United Kingdom 30 8%
Brazil 13 3%
France 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 10 3%
Italy 8 2%
Austria 5 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 370 97%
Yes 13 3%
Live? Albums %
No 373 97%
Yes 10 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 380 99%
Yes 3 1%
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