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Best Albums of 1956

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Sonny Rollins, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Glenn Gould.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,181
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  80/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,747
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:893
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,692
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  80/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,149
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,274
Average Rating:  79/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,024
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,400
Average Rating:  80/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:988
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,446
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:961
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,475
Average Rating:  78/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:753
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,801
Average Rating:  77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:651
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:2,041
Average Rating:  79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:635
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:2,074
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 3 4%
Woody Guthrie 3 4%
Julie London 2 2%
Modern Jazz Quartet 2 2%
Duke Ellington 2 2%
Billie Holiday 2 2%
Moondog 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 74 89%
Mixed Nationality 3 4%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
France 1 1%
Canada 1 1%

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