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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 14,000 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:182 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:3,620
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:398
Average Rating: 81/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,515
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:876
Average Rating: 78/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,294
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:1,012
Average Rating: 81/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:982
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,256
Average Rating: 79/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:803
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,509
Average Rating: 78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:707
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,668
Average Rating: 74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:622
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,852
Average Rating: 79/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:596
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,918
Average Rating: 77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:581
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,957
Average Rating: 79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:375
Rank in 1950s41Overall Rank:2,746
Average Rating: 77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Billie Holiday 3 4%
Sonny Rollins 3 4%
Julie London 2 3%
Modern Jazz Quartet 2 3%
Moondog 2 3%
Elvis Presley 2 3%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 69 88%
Canada 2 3%
United Kingdom 2 3%
Mixed Nationality 2 3%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
France 1 1%

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