Best Albums of 1962

Listed below are the best albums of 1962 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1962 year summaryThe best artists of 1962 were Ray Charles, Bill Evans, Bill Evans Trio, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Françoise Hardy.
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1962
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1,613
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1962
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1,223
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Howlin' Wolf 
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1962
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1,214
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1962
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884
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1962
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713
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1962
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666
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1962
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583
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1962
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555
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1962
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436
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1962
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412
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Total albums: 502. Page 1 of 51

Best Albums of 1962 composition

Country Albums %


United States 346 69%
United Kingdom 34 7%
France 15 3%
Germany 15 3%
Canada 12 2%
Brazil 11 2%
Australia 9 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 481 96%
Yes 21 4%
Live? Albums %
No 481 96%
Yes 21 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 499 99%
Yes 3 1%
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