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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:746
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:548
Rank in 1950s50Overall Rank:2,790
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Hank Williams SingsUnited States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1952Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:524
Rank in 1950s52Overall Rank:2,900
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:343
Rank in 1950s82Overall Rank:4,068
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:314
Rank in 1950s89Overall Rank:4,350
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:243
Rank in 1950s110Overall Rank:5,287
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:210
Rank in 1950s128Overall Rank:5,936
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson TrioUnited States Lester Young
Year of Release:1952Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:169
Rank in 1950s146Overall Rank:7,015
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Igor Stravinsky: Rite Of SpringUkraine Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic
Year of Release:1952Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s168Overall Rank:7,835
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:142
Rank in 1950s173Overall Rank:7,971
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 49 78%
Mixed Nationality 4 6%
France 3 5%
Canada 2 3%
Ukraine 1 2%
Haiti 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
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