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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Doris Day, Duke Ellington, Maro Ajemian, Les Baxter, The Chordettes, Judy Garland, 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:420
Rank in 1950s56Overall Rank:3,220
Average Rating:  74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:235
Rank in 1950s99Overall Rank:4,995
Average Rating:  75/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:114
Rank in 1950s176Overall Rank:8,812
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:105
Rank in 1950s188Overall Rank:9,487
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:87
Rank in 1950s210Overall Rank:11,353
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:74
Rank in 1950s237Overall Rank:13,059
Average Rating:  70/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:48
Rank in 1950s308Overall Rank:16,857
Average Rating:  69/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:47
Rank in 1950s312Overall Rank:17,066
Average Rating:  73/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Lullaby Of BroadwayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:36
Rank in 1950s352Overall Rank:18,865
Average Rating:  69/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:34
Rank in 1950s362Overall Rank:19,329
Average Rating:  74/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 3 9%
Doris Day 3 9%
Frankie Laine 1 3%
Gerry Mulligan 1 3%
Steve Allen 1 3%
The Chordettes 1 3%
Thelonious Monk 1 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 26 79%
Mixed Nationality 3 9%
Canada 2 6%
France 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%

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