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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 18,000 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, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Nat King Cole, Lester Young, Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic, Yma Sumac and Stan Kenton.
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1.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:708
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,926
Average Rating:  78/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.

Hank Williams SingsUnited States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1952Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:566
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,279
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:365
Rank in 1950s56Overall Rank:3,246
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:262
Rank in 1950s69Overall Rank:4,227
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:234
Rank in 1950s81Overall Rank:4,603
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:230
Rank in 1950s87Overall Rank:4,665
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 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:12 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:166
Rank in 1950s122Overall Rank:6,040
Average Rating:  69/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:150
Rank in 1950s133Overall Rank:6,519
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:97
Rank in 1950s173Overall Rank:9,252
Average Rating:  70/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Legend Of The Sun VirginPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1952Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:94
Rank in 1950s179Overall Rank:9,570
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%
Various Artists 1 4%
Blind Blake 1 4%
The Four Aces 1 4%
Charlie Parker 1 4%
The Chordettes 1 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 18 67%
Canada 2 7%
Mixed Nationality 1 4%
Germany 1 4%
Bahamas 1 4%
Peru 1 4%
France 1 4%
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