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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 19,000 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, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Glenn Gould.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,317
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:1,951
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:839
Average Rating:  79/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:1,854
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:876
Average Rating:  80/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,243
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,254
Average Rating:  79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,087
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,390
Average Rating:  80/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,075
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,404
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:964
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:782
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,826
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:705
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,985
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:698
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating:  79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 3 3%
Woody Guthrie 3 3%
Modern Jazz Quartet 2 2%
Moondog 2 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 2%
Julie London 2 2%
Billie Holiday 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 77 88%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
France 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%

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