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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 18,000 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.
1950262,020 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,136th)
by Benny Goodman
1951301,182 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,357th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952333,174 Anthology Of American Folk Music (1,874th)
by Various Artists
1953322,644 Black Coffee (2,495th)
by Peggy Lee
1954403,320 Sarah Vaughan (1,893rd)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955655,616 In The Wee Small Hours (528th)
by Frank Sinatra
195610217,795 Elvis Presley (403rd)
by Elvis Presley
195713620,154 Blue Train (516th)
by John Coltrane
195815415,572 Lady In Satin (834th)
by Billie Holiday
195916353,832 Kind Of Blue (42nd)
by Miles Davis
Total781125,309

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

Songs Of IrelandIreland Mary O'Hara
Year of Release:1958Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1958:30Rank Score:129
Rank in 1950s141Overall Rank:7,341
Average Rating:  77/100 (8 votes)
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142.

SoultraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1958Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1958:31Rank Score:123
Rank in 1950s142Overall Rank:7,546
Average Rating:  74/100 (26 votes)
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143.

A Swingin' Affair!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1957Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1957:29Rank Score:123
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:7,561
Average Rating:  70/100 (30 votes)
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144.

CalypsoUnited States Harry Belafonte
Year of Release:1956Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1956:22Rank Score:122
Rank in 1950s144Overall Rank:7,585
Average Rating:  72/100 (27 votes)
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145.

Canções PraieirasBrazil Dorival Caymmi
Year of Release:1954Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1954:9Rank Score:121
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:7,634
Average Rating:  75/100 (12 votes)
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146.

Way Out WestUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1957Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1957:30Rank Score:121
Rank in 1950s146Overall Rank:7,638
Average Rating:  74/100 (20 votes)
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147.

RickyUnited States Ricky Nelson
Year of Release:1957Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1957:31Rank Score:120
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:7,717
Average Rating:  70/100 (16 votes)
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148.

Singin' The BluesUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1956Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1956:23Rank Score:119
Rank in 1950s148Overall Rank:7,728
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben WebsterUnited States Coleman Hawkins
Year of Release:1957Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1957:32Rank Score:119
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,768
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
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150.

Lightnin' HopkinsUnited States Lightnin' Hopkins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1959:27Rank Score:118
Rank in 1950s150Overall Rank:7,771
Average Rating:  69/100 (14 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 23 2%
1951 22 2%
1952 27 3%
1953 28 3%
1954 35 4%
1955 52 5%
1956 83 8%
1957 112 11%
1958 126 13%
1959 133 13%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 86%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
France 14 2%
Canada 11 2%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Cuba 4 1%
Germany 4 1%
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