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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:497
Rank in 1950s57Overall Rank:3,084
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:262
Rank in 1950s107Overall Rank:5,101
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 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:139
Rank in 1950s177Overall Rank:8,230
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:139
Rank in 1950s178Overall Rank:8,233
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:136
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:8,385
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 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 1950s259Overall Rank:13,296
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:13 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:62
Rank in 1950s317Overall Rank:16,138
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:59
Rank in 1950s326Overall Rank:16,584
Average Rating:  73/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:48
Rank in 1950s355Overall Rank:18,383
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 1950s389Overall Rank:19,649
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%
Duke Ellington 1 2%
Baby Dodds 1 2%
The George Shearing Quintet 1 2%
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Country Albums %


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