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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.
1950251,959 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,132nd)
by Benny Goodman
1951301,215 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,020th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952323,289 Anthology Of American Folk Music (1,924th)
by Various Artists
1953322,708 Black Coffee (2,516th)
by Peggy Lee
1954423,525 Sarah Vaughan (1,896th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955666,016 In The Wee Small Hours (517th)
by Frank Sinatra
195610618,321 Elvis Presley (405th)
by Elvis Presley
195713920,610 Blue Train (526th)
by John Coltrane
195816617,542 Lady In Satin (845th)
by Billie Holiday
195916653,430 Kind Of Blue (40th)
by Miles Davis
Total804128,615

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, Thelonious Monk and Little Richard.
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RankAlbumArtist
141.

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz QuartetUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1953Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1953:6Rank Score:136
Rank in 1950s141Overall Rank:7,030
Average Rating:  69/100 (14 votes)
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142.

Singin' The BluesUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1956Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1956:23Rank Score:134
Rank in 1950s142Overall Rank:7,071
Average Rating:  72/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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143.

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Gold Records - Volume 2
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United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1959Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1959:23Rank Score:134
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:7,087
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
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144.

SoultraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1958Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1958:32Rank Score:134
Rank in 1950s144Overall Rank:7,099
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
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145.

The Fabulous Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1959Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1959:24Rank Score:132
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:7,192
Average Rating:  65/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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146.

Way Out WestUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1957Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1957:30Rank Score:127
Rank in 1950s146Overall Rank:7,388
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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147.

Lightnin' HopkinsUnited States Lightnin' Hopkins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1959:25Rank Score:121
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:7,608
Average Rating:  69/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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148.

Jazz At OberlinUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1953Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1953:7Rank Score:120
Rank in 1950s148Overall Rank:7,646
Average Rating:  67/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

RickyUnited States Ricky Nelson
Year of Release:1957Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1957:31Rank Score:120
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,691
Average Rating:  69/100 (15 votes)
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150.

Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben WebsterUnited States Coleman Hawkins
Year of Release:1957Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1957:32Rank Score:119
Rank in 1950s150Overall Rank:7,745
Average Rating:  70/100 (19 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 22 2%
1952 27 3%
1953 28 3%
1954 37 4%
1955 52 5%
1956 85 9%
1957 117 12%
1958 132 13%
1959 137 14%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 565 86%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 14 2%
Canada 12 2%
Brazil 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Peru 4 1%
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