Top Albums of 1960

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 387 John Coltrane Giant Steps Hard Bop
2 419 Miles Davis Sketches of Spain Modal Jazz, Third Stream
3 721 Muddy Waters Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 Chicago Blues
4 789 Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! Pop, Rock & Roll
5 1002 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop
6 1209 Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Post-Bop
7 1293 Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Avant-Garde Jazz
8 1302 Etta James At Last! Rhythm & Blues, Soul
9 1306 Joan Baez Joan Baez Folk Revival
10 1423 Ornette Coleman Change of the Century Avant-Garde Jazz
11 1425 Hank Mobley Soul Station Hard Bop
12 1970 Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack Soul Jazz
13 2280 Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop
14 2401 Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion Apala
15 2410 Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz Cool Jazz
16 2583 Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley Vocal Jazz     
17 2637 The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony, Pop
18 2778 Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Rhythm & Blues, Soul
19 2807 Billy Fury The Sound of Fury Rock & Roll
20 2996 Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy Standards, Vocal Jazz

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife Vocal Jazz
Art Pepper Smack-Up Cool Jazz
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons Hard Bop, Soul Jazz
Eric Dolphy Out There Post-Bop
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone in San Francisco Jazz
Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden Blues and Ballads Acoustic Blues
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound Hard Bop
Chuck Berry Rockin' at the Hops Rock & Roll
Otis Spann Otis Spann Is the Blues Piano Blues
Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame Hard Bop
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine Gospel, Pop
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Electroacoustic, Serialism
Bob Newhart The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Stand-up Comedy
Wanda Jackson Rockin' with Wanda Rockabilly     
The Modern Jazz Quartet European Concert Jazz
George Russell Jazz in the Space Age Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz
John Coltrane Lush Life Modal Jazz
Ben Webster Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie Gillespiana Jazz
Tina Brooks True Blue Hard Bop
Sammy Davis Jr. I Gotta Right to Swing Jazz     
Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! Vocal Jazz
João Gilberto O amor, o sorriso e a flor/Brazil's Brilliant Bossa Nova          
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook Standards, Vocal Jazz
Gigi Gryce The Rat Race Blues Jazz
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony, Pop
Thelonious Monk At the Blackhawk Hard Bop
Joe Harriott Free Form Avant-Garde Jazz     
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Christmas Music, Vocal Jazz
Mongo Santamaría Sabroso! Pachanga