Top Albums of 1962

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 330 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul, Rhythm & Blues
2 561 Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Chicago Blues
3 1077 Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba Samba-Jazz
4 1317 John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop, Modal Jazz
5 1340 Sonny Rollins The Bridge Hard Bop
6 1400 Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Rhythm & Blues, Soul
7 1461 Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods Post-Bop
8 1675 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
9 1695 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Contemporary Folk, Country Blues
10 1839 Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring Post-Bop
11 1859 Dexter Gordon Go Hard Bop
12 2180 Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California Hard Bop
13 2324 John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues Hard Bop
14 2336 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul, Rhythm & Blues     
15 2456 Benny Carter Further Definitions Bebop, Swing
16 2495 Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones Hard Bop
17 2543 Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Post-Bop
18 2636 Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
19 2764 Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Vocal Jazz

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! Hard Bop
Dick Dale & The Del-Tones Surfer's Choice Surf Rock     
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon Post-Bop
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still Gospel
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry Post-Bop
Ornette Coleman Ornette on Tenor Free Jazz
Bobby Bland Here's the Man!!! Blues, Soul          
John Coltrane Coltrane Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
George Russell The Outer View Modal Jazz
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Jacques Brel Enregistrement public à l'Olympia Chanson texte     
Joan Baez Joan Baez in Concert Folk Revival
Joe Harriott Abstract Free Jazz
Chico Hamilton Man from Two Worlds Jazz
Bill Evans Moon Beams/Polka Dots and Moonbeams Cool Jazz
Ornette Coleman Ornette! Free Jazz
Duke Ellington & Count Basie First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Big Band