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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 15,000 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.
1950251,569 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,034th)
by Benny Goodman
1951281,143 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,026th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952302,541 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,037th)
by Various Artists
1953282,410 Jazz At Massey Hall (2,317th)
by The Quintet
1954393,467 Sarah Vaughan (1,685th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955604,875 In The Wee Small Hours (567th)
by Frank Sinatra
19569516,619 Elvis Presley (393rd)
by Elvis Presley
195712318,529 Blue Train (517th)
by John Coltrane
195814213,663 Lady In Satin (879th)
by Billie Holiday
195914746,890 Kind Of Blue (43rd)
by Miles Davis
Total717111,706

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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181.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:79
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:10,478
Average Rating: 69/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

Chris CraftUnited States Chris Connor
Year of Release:1958Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1958:35Rank Score:79
Rank in 1950s182Overall Rank:10,505
Average Rating: 72/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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183.

A Star Is BornUnited States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1954Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1954:14Rank Score:79
Rank in 1950s183Overall Rank:10,538
Average Rating: 71/100 (12 votes)
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184.

Songs Of IrelandIreland Mary O'Hara
Year of Release:1958Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1958:36Rank Score:77
Rank in 1950s184Overall Rank:10,737
Average Rating: 77/100 (5 votes)
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185.

Blues WalkUnited States Lou Donaldson
Year of Release:1958Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1958:37Rank Score:77
Rank in 1950s185Overall Rank:10,743
Average Rating: 72/100 (8 votes)
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186.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:76
Rank in 1950s186Overall Rank:10,846
Average Rating: 71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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187.

The Fabulous WailersUnited States The Fabulous Wailers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1959:35Rank Score:76
Rank in 1950s187Overall Rank:10,867
Average Rating: 77/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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188.

The Sermon!United States Jimmy Smith
Year of Release:1959Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1959:36Rank Score:75
Rank in 1950s188Overall Rank:10,985
Average Rating: 74/100 (11 votes)
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189.

Legend Of The Sun VirginPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1952Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:73
Rank in 1950s189Overall Rank:11,212
Average Rating: 74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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190.

Soul BrothersUnited States Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Year of Release:1958Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1958:38Rank Score:73
Rank in 1950s190Overall Rank:11,230
Average Rating: 71/100 (7 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 21 2%
1952 28 3%
1953 26 3%
1954 37 4%
1955 47 5%
1956 83 8%
1957 104 10%
1958 121 12%
1959 124 12%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 16 3%
Frank Sinatra 13 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Billie Holiday 11 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 531 87%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Canada 15 2%
France 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Peru 4 1%
Brazil 4 1%
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