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Best Albums of 1952

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1952 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1952 year summaryThe best artists of 1952 were Hank Williams, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic, Stan Kenton, Yma Sumac and Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie.
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1.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:737
Rank in 1950s40Overall Rank:2,298
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:555
Rank in 1950s51Overall Rank:2,878
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:450
Rank in 1950s64Overall Rank:3,353
Average Rating:  75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:328
Rank in 1950s91Overall Rank:4,331
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:246
Rank in 1950s114Overall Rank:5,384
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:226
Rank in 1950s128Overall Rank:5,746
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson TrioUnited States Lester Young
Year of Release:1952Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:169
Rank in 1950s152Overall Rank:7,186
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Igor Stravinsky: Rite Of SpringUkraine Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic
Year of Release:1952Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s175Overall Rank:8,034
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:145
Rank in 1950s177Overall Rank:8,087
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Legend Of The Sun VirginPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1952Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:114
Rank in 1950s206Overall Rank:9,797
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 6%
Nat King Cole 2 3%
Edith Piaf 2 3%
Lester Young 2 3%
Charlie Parker 2 3%
Lee Wiley 2 3%
Anita O'Day 2 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 48 77%
Mixed Nationality 4 6%
France 3 5%
Canada 2 3%
Peru 1 2%
Ukraine 1 2%
Haiti 1 2%
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