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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Les Baxter, Maro Ajemian, 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:481
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:3,045
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:262
Rank in 1950s102Overall Rank:4,910
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:139
Rank in 1950s168Overall Rank:7,939
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s178Overall Rank:8,369
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s179Overall Rank:8,403
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 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 1950s250Overall Rank:12,808
Average Rating:  70/100 (5 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 1950s321Overall Rank:16,771
Average Rating:  69/100 (9 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 1950s325Overall Rank:16,960
Average Rating:  72/100 (6 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 1950s347Overall Rank:18,152
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 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 1950s372Overall Rank:18,939
Average Rating:  69/100 (8 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%
Judy Garland 1 2%
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1 2%
Josephine Baker 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 37 73%
Mixed Nationality 6 12%
France 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Hungary 1 2%
Belarus 1 2%
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