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

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:401
Average Rating: 80/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,625
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:906
Average Rating: 78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,486
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:990
Average Rating: 80/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,118
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,247
Average Rating: 78/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,295
Average Rating: 80/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,020
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,324
Average Rating: 74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:982
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,374
Average Rating: 78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:713
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,813
Average Rating: 77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:626
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:2,018
Average Rating: 79/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:551
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating: 76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 71 89%
Mixed Nationality 3 4%
United Kingdom 2 3%
France 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%

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