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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 19,000 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:237 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,355
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  80/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,796
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,754
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:918
Average Rating:  80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,275
Average Rating:  79/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,417
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:55 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,422
Average Rating:  76/100 (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:58 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:960
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,525
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:776
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,816
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:695
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,991
Average Rating:  79/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:687
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:2,004
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Woody Guthrie 3 3%
Sonny Rollins 3 3%
Billie Holiday 2 2%
Julie London 2 2%
Elvis Presley 2 2%
Frank Sinatra 2 2%
Duke Ellington 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 77 89%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
France 1 1%
Canada 1 1%

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