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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:709
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,960
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.

Hank Williams SingsUnited States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1952Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:557
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,365
Average Rating:  74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:363
Rank in 1950s55Overall Rank:3,334
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:261
Rank in 1950s75Overall Rank:4,343
Average Rating:  73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:256
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:4,408
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:213
Rank in 1950s98Overall Rank:5,025
Average Rating:  74/100 (22 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:11 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:162
Rank in 1950s125Overall Rank:6,279
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s134Overall Rank:6,771
Average Rating:  72/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Igor Stravinsky: Rite Of SpringUkraine Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic
Year of Release:1952Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:94
Rank in 1950s179Overall Rank:9,752
Average Rating:  72/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Legend Of The Sun VirginPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1952Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:93
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:9,882
Average Rating:  73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


Lester Young 2 7%
Nat King Cole 2 7%
Yma Sumac 1 4%
Jo Stafford 1 4%
Gerry Mulligan 1 4%
Ernest Tubb 1 4%
Blind Blake 1 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 18 64%
Canada 2 7%
France 2 7%
Ukraine 1 4%
Haiti 1 4%
Mixed Nationality 1 4%
Germany 1 4%
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