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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 20,000 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.
1950342,062 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,273rd)
by Benny Goodman
1951341,266 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,073rd)
by Thelonious Monk
1952333,309 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,002nd)
by Various Artists
1953352,680 Black Coffee (2,571st)
by Peggy Lee
1954473,913 Sarah Vaughan (1,878th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955766,691 In The Wee Small Hours (473rd)
by Frank Sinatra
195611619,668 Elvis Presley (406th)
by Elvis Presley
195715621,931 Blue Train (526th)
by John Coltrane
195818418,741 Lady In Satin (782nd)
by Billie Holiday
195919158,230 Kind Of Blue (39th)
by Miles Davis
Total906138,492

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman Trio, Thelonious Monk and Little Richard.
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RankAlbumArtist
211.

Chansons Possibles Et ImpossiblesFrance Boris Vian
Year of Release:1956Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1956:29Rank Score:74
Rank in 1950s211Overall Rank:12,290
Average Rating:  78/100 (11 votes)
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212.

Elvis' Christmas AlbumUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1957Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1957:42Rank Score:72
Rank in 1950s212Overall Rank:12,528
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
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213.

Songs To Grow On For Mother And ChildUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1956Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1956:30Rank Score:71
Rank in 1950s213Overall Rank:12,558
Average Rating:  67/100 (8 votes)
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214.

Webb PierceUnited States Webb Pierce
Year of Release:1955Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1955:13Rank Score:69
Rank in 1950s214Overall Rank:12,858
Average Rating:  75/100 (2 votes)
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215.

Sarah Vaughan In Hi-FiUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1950Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:69
Rank in 1950s215Overall Rank:12,874
Average Rating:  73/100 (11 votes)
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216.

Ella in Rome: The Birthday ConcertUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1958Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1958:43Rank Score:68
Rank in 1950s216Overall Rank:12,915
Average Rating:  76/100 (11 votes)
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217.

Penthouse SerenadeUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1952:12Rank Score:68
Rank in 1950s217Overall Rank:12,945
Average Rating:  78/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

More MoondogUnited States Moondog
Year of Release:1956Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1956:31Rank Score:68
Rank in 1950s218Overall Rank:12,966
Average Rating:  72/100 (6 votes)
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219.

Guitarra... Dimelo TuArgentina Atahualpa Yupanqui
Year of Release:1957Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1957:43Rank Score:68
Rank in 1950s219Overall Rank:12,967
Average Rating:  71/100 (5 votes)
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220.

Looking Ahead!United States Cecil Taylor Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1959:40Rank Score:67
Rank in 1950s220Overall Rank:13,081
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 29 3%
1951 25 3%
1952 28 3%
1953 30 3%
1954 40 4%
1955 57 6%
1956 91 9%
1957 128 13%
1958 149 15%
1959 156 16%
Artist Albums %


Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Miles Davis 15 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
Billie Holiday 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 609 83%
France 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Canada 15 2%
Brazil 11 2%
United Kingdom 9 1%
Germany 6 1%
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