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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, John Cage, Mario Lanza, Doris Day, Les Baxter, Duke Ellington, Judy Garland, Dizzy Gillespie and Leadbelly.
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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:350
Rank in 1950s55Overall Rank:3,234
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 1950s86Overall Rank:5,027
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:12 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:111
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:7,931
Average Rating:  69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

The Great CarusoUnited States Mario Lanza
Year of Release:1951Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:103
Rank in 1950s156Overall Rank:8,389
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 1950s196Overall Rank:11,744
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 1950s222Overall Rank:13,384
Average Rating:  69/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:41
Rank in 1950s262Overall Rank:15,938
Average Rating:  68/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:37
Rank in 1950s270Overall Rank:16,437
Average Rating:  68/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Lullaby Of BroadwayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:31
Rank in 1950s294Overall Rank:17,374
Average Rating:  67/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:28
Rank in 1950s307Overall Rank:17,833
Average Rating:  69/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Doris Day 3 14%
Mario Lanza 1 5%
Frankie Laine 1 5%
Bud Powell 1 5%
Gerry Mulligan 1 5%
John Cage 1 5%
Steve Allen 1 5%
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Country Albums %


United States 20 95%
Mixed Nationality 1 5%

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