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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Maro Ajemian, Doris Day, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie, Leadbelly and Mario Lanza.
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1.

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:424
Rank in 1950s49Overall Rank:2,988
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:220
Rank in 1950s97Overall Rank:4,937
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:95
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:9,762
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:84
Rank in 1950s198Overall Rank:10,899
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:80
Rank in 1950s202Overall Rank:11,416
Average Rating:  71/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:40
Rank in 1950s284Overall Rank:16,993
Average Rating:  73/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:39
Rank in 1950s289Overall Rank:17,138
Average Rating:  69/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:35
Rank in 1950s314Overall Rank:17,820
Average Rating:  70/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Lullaby Of BroadwayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:32
Rank in 1950s322Overall Rank:18,246
Average Rating:  69/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:30
Rank in 1950s333Overall Rank:18,737
Average Rating:  72/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Doris Day 3 13%
Duke Ellington 1 4%
Leadbelly 1 4%
Les Paul And Mary Ford 1 4%
Dizzy Gillespie 1 4%
Judy Garland 1 4%
Frankie Laine 1 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 21 91%
Mixed Nationality 1 4%
Canada 1 4%

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