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Best Albums of 1962

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1962 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

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1962 year summaryThe best artists of 1962 were Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Booker T. Jones, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Françoise Hardy, Herbie Hancock and Dexter Gordon.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,679
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,246
Average Rating:  79/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,205
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,648
Average Rating:  80/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:866
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,163
Average Rating:  72/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s232Overall Rank:2,699
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Tijuana MoodsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1962Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1962:5Rank Score:374
Rank in 1960s305Overall Rank:4,160
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Tous Les Garçons Et Les FillesFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1962Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1962:6Rank Score:347
Rank in 1960s321Overall Rank:4,433
Average Rating:  79/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Takin' OffUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1962Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1962:7Rank Score:326
Rank in 1960s335Overall Rank:4,673
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

GoUnited States Dexter Gordon
Year of Release:1962Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1962:8Rank Score:319
Rank in 1960s339Overall Rank:4,728
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Jazz SambaUnited States Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd
Year of Release:1962Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1962:9Rank Score:296
Rank in 1960s358Overall Rank:5,019
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Live At The Village VanguardUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1962Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1962:10Rank Score:280
Rank in 1960s367Overall Rank:5,216
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1962 composition

Artist Albums %


Dean Martin 4 2%
John Coltrane 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 4 2%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
Jacques Brel 2 1%
Charles Mingus 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 169 80%
United Kingdom 10 5%
Brazil 8 4%
France 5 2%
Mixed Nationality 3 1%
Italy 2 1%
Belgium 2 1%
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