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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 14,000 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.
1950251,534 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,803rd)
by Benny Goodman
1951281,066 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,157th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952302,492 Anthology Of American Folk Music (1,981st)
by Various Artists
1953272,069 Black Coffee (2,581st)
by Peggy Lee
1954383,085 Sarah Vaughan (1,984th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955534,501 In The Wee Small Hours (548th)
by Frank Sinatra
19569014,761 Elvis Presley (409th)
by Elvis Presley
195711516,130 Blue Train (527th)
by John Coltrane
195813412,313 Lady In Satin (915th)
by Billie Holiday
195914242,818 Kind Of Blue (45th)
by Miles Davis
Total682100,770

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

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:24,265
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:45
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:3,655
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:389
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3.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:408
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4.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,189
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:451
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5.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:2,627
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:528
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6.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:2,480
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:560
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7.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:2,303
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:599
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8.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:2,282
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:608
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9.

Birth Of The CoolUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:1,697
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:787
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10.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,515
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:875
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 21 2%
1952 28 3%
1953 24 2%
1954 35 4%
1955 43 4%
1956 78 8%
1957 97 10%
1958 114 11%
1959 121 12%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 16 3%
Frank Sinatra 13 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
Billie Holiday 11 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 508 87%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Canada 14 2%
France 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Germany 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
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