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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 25,000 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 Louis Armstrong.
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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:493
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:3,047
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:28 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:262
Rank in 1950s105Overall Rank:4,989
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 1950s176Overall Rank:8,104
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:131
Rank in 1950s184Overall Rank:8,461
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s185Overall Rank:8,511
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 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 1950s255Overall Rank:13,034
Average Rating:  70/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:59
Rank in 1950s320Overall Rank:16,314
Average Rating:  73/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:57
Rank in 1950s331Overall Rank:16,658
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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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 1950s362Overall Rank:18,478
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 1950s388Overall Rank:19,302
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%
Bud Powell 2 4%
Frankie Laine 2 4%
Gerry Mulligan 1 2%
Les Brown 1 2%
Edith Piaf 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 37 73%
Mixed Nationality 6 12%
France 2 4%
Hungary 1 2%
Belarus 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
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