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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 22,000 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.
1950372,394 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,966th)
by Benny Goodman
1951411,518 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,220th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952373,654 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,083rd)
by Various Artists
1953392,766 Black Coffee (2,507th)
by Peggy Lee
1954564,646 Sarah Vaughan (1,745th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955897,583 In The Wee Small Hours (453rd)
by Frank Sinatra
195613622,330 Elvis Presley (400th)
by Elvis Presley
195718225,116 Blue Train (479th)
by John Coltrane
195820920,088 Lady In Satin (782nd)
by Billie Holiday
195921365,255 Kind Of Blue (39th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,039155,349

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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RankAlbumArtist
141.

MoondogUnited States Moondog
Year of Release:1956Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1956:25Rank Score:155
Rank in 1950s141Overall Rank:6,959
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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142.

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson TrioUnited States Lester Young
Year of Release:1952Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:151
Rank in 1950s142Overall Rank:7,087
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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143.

Elvis' Christmas AlbumUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1957Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1957:30Rank Score:150
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:7,130
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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144.

Haitian DancesHaiti Frantz Casseus
Year of Release:1954Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1954:9Rank Score:149
Rank in 1950s144Overall Rank:7,177
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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145.

SoultraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1958Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1958:29Rank Score:148
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:7,196
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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146.

Singin' The BluesUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1956Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1956:26Rank Score:148
Rank in 1950s146Overall Rank:7,208
Average Rating:  74/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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147.

I'm John Lee HookerUnited States John Lee Hooker
Year of Release:1959Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1959:27Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:7,265
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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148.

The Boss Of The BluesUnited States Big Joe Turner
Year of Release:1956Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1956:27Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s148Overall Rank:7,275
Average Rating:  76/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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149.

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San FranciscoUnited States Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1959:28Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,280
Average Rating:  70/100 (13 votes)
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150.

Rock And Rollin' With Fats DominoUnited States Fats Domino
Year of Release:1955Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1955:8Rank Score:145
Rank in 1950s150Overall Rank:7,297
Average Rating:  75/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 32 3%
1951 33 3%
1952 32 3%
1953 31 3%
1954 50 5%
1955 71 7%
1956 113 11%
1957 153 15%
1958 172 17%
1959 178 18%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Various Artists 15 2%
Sonny Rollins 14 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 1%
Billie Holiday 12 1%
Thelonious Monk 12 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 708 82%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 22 3%
Canada 19 2%
United Kingdom 18 2%
Brazil 14 2%
Germany 6 1%
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