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Best Albums of 1951

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1951 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, The Chordettes, Judy Garland, Leadbelly and Les Paul And Mary Ford.
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1.

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:479
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:3,002
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:244
Rank in 1950s103Overall Rank:5,081
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s172Overall Rank:8,233
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:129
Rank in 1950s173Overall Rank:8,313
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:110
Rank in 1950s192Overall Rank:9,467
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s242Overall Rank:12,665
Average Rating:  71/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s309Overall Rank:16,599
Average Rating:  70/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:53
Rank in 1950s311Overall Rank:16,759
Average Rating:  75/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:45
Rank in 1950s339Overall Rank:17,972
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Lullaby Of BroadwayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:41
Rank in 1950s356Overall Rank:18,710
Average Rating:  70/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 10%
Doris Day 3 6%
Frankie Laine 2 4%
Bud Powell 2 4%
Louis Armstrong 1 2%
Mel Torme 1 2%
Frank Sinatra 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 37 73%
Mixed Nationality 6 12%
France 2 4%
Belarus 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
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