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Best Albums of the 1950s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
1950251,680 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,148th)
by Benny Goodman
1951291,178 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,212th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952322,764 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,050th)
by Various Artists
1953272,219 Black Coffee (2,483rd)
by Peggy Lee
1954383,114 Sarah Vaughan (1,865th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955625,331 In The Wee Small Hours (527th)
by Frank Sinatra
19569817,181 Elvis Presley (401st)
by Elvis Presley
195712919,143 Blue Train (524th)
by John Coltrane
195814614,696 Lady In Satin (873rd)
by Billie Holiday
195915349,811 Kind Of Blue (43rd)
by Miles Davis
Total739117,118

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman Trio, Little Richard and Thelonious Monk.
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1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:27,625
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 88/100 (914 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,291
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:377
Average Rating: 83/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:400
Average Rating: 80/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,616
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:439
Average Rating: 82/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:2,971
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:524
Average Rating: 82/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:2,926
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:527
Average Rating: 80/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:2,830
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:545
Average Rating: 80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:2,408
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:636
Average Rating: 78/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Birth Of The CoolUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:1,970
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:767
Average Rating: 82/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Lady In SatinUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1958Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1958:1Rank Score:1,708
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:873
Average Rating: 81/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 21 2%
1952 27 3%
1953 25 3%
1954 34 3%
1955 47 5%
1956 80 8%
1957 107 11%
1958 119 12%
1959 123 12%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 13 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Billie Holiday 10 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 528 87%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Canada 12 2%
France 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Peru 4 1%
Germany 3 0%
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