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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 15,000 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, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Glenn Gould.
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1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:3,913
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:393
Average Rating: 81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,657
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:855
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:85 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,317
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:1,042
Average Rating: 81/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,024
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,282
Average Rating: 79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,004
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,309
Average Rating: 74/100 (53 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:999
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,315
Average Rating: 80/100 (65 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:953
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,364
Average Rating: 80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:713
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,747
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:55 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:588
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:2,050
Average Rating: 80/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:501
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,312
Average Rating: 77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


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


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

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