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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 16,000 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, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Glenn Gould.
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1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:3,957
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:393
Average Rating: 81/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,678
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:856
Average Rating: 79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,310
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:1,063
Average Rating: 80/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,084
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,238
Average Rating: 79/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:989
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,339
Average Rating: 74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:970
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,354
Average Rating: 79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:966
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,365
Average Rating: 79/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:711
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,773
Average Rating: 77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:624
Rank in 1950s29Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating: 79/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:540
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:2,208
Average Rating: 76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 74 88%
Mixed Nationality 3 4%
Canada 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
France 1 1%

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