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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 26,000 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.
1950523,003 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,692nd)
by Benny Goodman
1951592,551 Hank Williams Sings (3,099th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
1952684,164 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,297th)
by Various Artists
1953723,545 Black Coffee (2,387th)
by Peggy Lee
1954857,294 Chet Baker Sings (1,359th)
by Chet Baker
19551159,610 In The Wee Small Hours (434th)
by Frank Sinatra
195619326,925 Elvis Presley (404th)
by Elvis Presley
195724730,074 Blue Train (465th)
by John Coltrane
195826725,293 Lady In Satin (741st)
by Billie Holiday
195927980,714 Kind Of Blue (37th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,437193,174

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman.
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RankAlbumArtist
141.

I'm John Lee HookerUnited States John Lee Hooker
Year of Release:1959Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1959:26Rank Score:183
Rank in 1950s141Overall Rank:6,738
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
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142.

Elvis' Christmas AlbumUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1957Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1957:29Rank Score:180
Rank in 1950s142Overall Rank:6,836
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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143.

An Evening Wasted With Tom LehrerUnited States Tom Lehrer
Year of Release:1959Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1959:27Rank Score:178
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:6,902
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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144.

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz QuartetUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1953Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1953:4Rank Score:178
Rank in 1950s144Overall Rank:6,906
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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145.

Newport 1958United States Mahalia Jackson
Year of Release:1958Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1958:29Rank Score:176
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:6,957
Average Rating:  74/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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146.

Satan Is RealUnited States The Louvin Brothers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1959:28Rank Score:175
Rank in 1950s146Overall Rank:6,983
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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147.

No One CaresUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1959:29Rank Score:174
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:7,028
Average Rating:  79/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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148.

Dean Martin SingsUnited States Dean Martin
Year of Release:1953Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1953:5Rank Score:173
Rank in 1950s148Overall Rank:7,040
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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149.

Haitian DancesHaiti Frantz Casseus
Year of Release:1954Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1954:10Rank Score:172
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,089
Average Rating:  72/100 (20 votes)
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150.

Like Someone in LoveUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1957Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1957:30Rank Score:171
Rank in 1950s150Overall Rank:7,116
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 33 3%
1951 39 4%
1952 46 5%
1953 45 5%
1954 66 7%
1955 83 8%
1956 130 13%
1957 173 17%
1958 188 19%
1959 197 20%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
Miles Davis 18 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Billie Holiday 15 2%
Sonny Rollins 14 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 13 1%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 829 83%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 18 2%
United Kingdom 13 1%
Brazil 12 1%
Germany 6 1%
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