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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, Duke Ellington, 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:47 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:459
Rank in 1950s55Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:244
Rank in 1950s102Overall Rank:5,018
Average Rating:  75/100 (29 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:130
Rank in 1950s167Overall Rank:8,164
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:119
Rank in 1950s177Overall Rank:8,725
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:110
Rank in 1950s186Overall Rank:9,341
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 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 1950s233Overall Rank:12,563
Average Rating:  71/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s300Overall Rank:16,453
Average Rating:  70/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:53
Rank in 1950s301Overall Rank:16,595
Average Rating:  75/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 1950s328Overall Rank:17,827
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 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 1950s345Overall Rank:18,585
Average Rating:  70/100 (6 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%
Judy Garland 1 2%
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1 2%
Josephine Baker 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 37 74%
Mixed Nationality 5 10%
France 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Hungary 1 2%
Belarus 1 2%
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