"Since I left you, I found the world so new"

- The Avalanches
 

Best Albums of the 1950s

« View best albums of the 1940sView best albums of the 1960s »

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1950s decade summary
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.
1950522,824 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,913th)
by Benny Goodman
1951571,914 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,048th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952684,435 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,197th)
by Various Artists
1953703,319 Black Coffee (2,309th)
by Peggy Lee
1954757,019 Chet Baker Sings (1,345th)
by Chet Baker
19551099,106 In The Wee Small Hours (440th)
by Frank Sinatra
195617925,100 Elvis Presley (405th)
by Elvis Presley
195724029,573 Blue Train (477th)
by John Coltrane
195825323,855 Lady In Satin (734th)
by Billie Holiday
195927176,891 Kind Of Blue (37th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,374184,035

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
181.

Chantilly LaceUnited States The Big Bopper
Year of Release:1958Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1958:34Rank Score:132
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:8,401
Average Rating:  72/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
182.

The CoastersUnited States The Coasters
Year of Release:1957Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1957:38Rank Score:132
Rank in 1950s182Overall Rank:8,405
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
183.

Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1France Georges Brassens
Year of Release:1953Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1953:8Rank Score:132
Rank in 1950s183Overall Rank:8,431
Average Rating:  67/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
184.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:131
Rank in 1950s184Overall Rank:8,468
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
185.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s185Overall Rank:8,521
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
186.

The Sermon!United States Jimmy Smith
Year of Release:1959Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1959:37Rank Score:129
Rank in 1950s186Overall Rank:8,608
Average Rating:  77/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
187.

Blues WalkUnited States Lou Donaldson
Year of Release:1958Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1958:35Rank Score:128
Rank in 1950s187Overall Rank:8,644
Average Rating:  77/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
188.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1956:27Rank Score:125
Rank in 1950s188Overall Rank:8,815
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
189.

Songs Of Our SoilUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1959Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1959:38Rank Score:124
Rank in 1950s189Overall Rank:8,849
Average Rating:  68/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
190.

Have 'Twangy' Guitar Will TravelUnited States Duane Eddy
Year of Release:1958Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1958:36Rank Score:122
Rank in 1950s190Overall Rank:8,947
Average Rating:  66/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 36 4%
1951 38 4%
1952 50 5%
1953 45 5%
1954 60 6%
1955 79 8%
1956 128 13%
1957 176 18%
1958 181 18%
1959 208 21%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 25 2%
Miles Davis 18 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 14 1%
Billie Holiday 13 1%
Thelonious Monk 12 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 816 82%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
France 28 3%
Canada 20 2%
United Kingdom 18 2%
Brazil 12 1%
Germany 7 1%
Show all

« View best albums of the 1940sView best albums of the 1960s »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2014 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt