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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:355
Rank in 1950s49Overall Rank:3,111
Average Rating: 76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:201
Rank in 1950s80Overall Rank:4,901
Average Rating: 69/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano (Maro Ajemian)United States John Cage
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:171
Rank in 1950s105Overall Rank:5,584
Average Rating: 67/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

The Great CarusoUnited States Mario Lanza
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:105
Rank in 1950s151Overall Rank:8,121
Average Rating: 68/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:73
Rank in 1950s192Overall Rank:11,419
Average Rating: 68/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:59
Rank in 1950s212Overall Rank:12,981
Average Rating: 69/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:29
Rank in 1950s297Overall Rank:17,264
Average Rating: 69/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:26
Rank in 1950s308Overall Rank:17,654
Average Rating: 70/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:23
Rank in 1950s326Overall Rank:18,287
Average Rating: 68/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:20
Rank in 1950s350Overall Rank:18,944
Average Rating: 68/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Doris Day 3 14%
Various Artists 1 5%
Billie Holiday 1 5%
Duke Ellington 1 5%
Patti Page 1 5%
Leadbelly 1 5%
Les Paul And Mary Ford 1 5%
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Country Albums %


United States 20 95%
Mixed Nationality 1 5%

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