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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 23,000 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, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Glenn Gould.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:5,033
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  80/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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2.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:2,297
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  80/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,125
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,445
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,201
Average Rating:  79/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,267
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,340
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,179
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,428
Average Rating:  79/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,075
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,535
Average Rating:  79/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:908
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,760
Average Rating:  77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:907
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,762
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:798
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,959
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 4 3%
Ferrante & Teicher 2 2%
Billie Holiday 2 2%
Various Artists 2 2%
Elvis Presley 2 2%
Woody Guthrie 2 2%
Frank Sinatra 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 109 87%
Mixed Nationality 5 4%
France 3 2%
United Kingdom 3 2%
Canada 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%
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