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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,458
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,868
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:887
Average Rating:  80/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,804
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,275
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,243
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,145
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,345
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,107
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,385
Average Rating:  80/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:967
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,566
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:799
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,826
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:721
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,975
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:705
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:2,014
Average Rating:  80/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Woody Guthrie 3 3%
Sonny Rollins 3 3%
Elvis Presley 2 2%
Frank Sinatra 2 2%
Duke Ellington 2 2%
Clifford Brown 2 2%
Ferrante & Teicher 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 80 88%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
United Kingdom 3 3%
France 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
Canada 1 1%

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