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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... (2,695th)
by Benny Goodman
1951592,551 Hank Williams Sings (3,098th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
1952684,163 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,299th)
by Various Artists
1953723,545 Black Coffee (2,394th)
by Peggy Lee
1954857,294 Chet Baker Sings (1,361st)
by Chet Baker
19551159,610 In The Wee Small Hours (434th)
by Frank Sinatra
195619326,878 Elvis Presley (403rd)
by Elvis Presley
195724730,051 Blue Train (462nd)
by John Coltrane
195826725,298 Lady In Satin (739th)
by Billie Holiday
195927980,619 Kind Of Blue (37th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,437193,014

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 Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
181.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:141
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:8,233
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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182.

The Best Of Little Walter
Compilation
United States Little Walter
Year of Release:1958Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1958:33Rank Score:139
Rank in 1950s182Overall Rank:8,345
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

RickyUnited States Ricky Nelson
Year of Release:1957Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1957:37Rank Score:135
Rank in 1950s183Overall Rank:8,519
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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184.

Thelonious Monk TrioUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1954Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1954:13Rank Score:135
Rank in 1950s184Overall Rank:8,523
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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185.

Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1France Georges Brassens
Year of Release:1953Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1953:8Rank Score:135
Rank in 1950s185Overall Rank:8,545
Average Rating:  67/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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186.

Chantilly LaceUnited States The Big Bopper
Year of Release:1958Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1958:34Rank Score:135
Rank in 1950s186Overall Rank:8,548
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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187.

ColtraneUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1957:38Rank Score:133
Rank in 1950s187Overall Rank:8,605
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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188.

Amalia À L'OlympiaPortugal Amália Rodrigues
Year of Release:1957Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1957:39Rank Score:133
Rank in 1950s188Overall Rank:8,625
Average Rating:  73/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Lullabies Of BirdlandUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1955Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1955:10Rank Score:133
Rank in 1950s189Overall Rank:8,633
Average Rating:  74/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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190.

The Sermon!United States Jimmy Smith
Year of Release:1959Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1959:38Rank Score:131
Rank in 1950s190Overall Rank:8,736
Average Rating:  77/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 174 17%
1958 187 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 828 83%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 19 2%
United Kingdom 13 1%
Brazil 12 1%
Germany 6 1%
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