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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 22,000 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, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Glenn Gould.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:4,811
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  80/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:2,048
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:856
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,048
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  80/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,361
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,238
Average Rating:  79/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Chet Baker SingsUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1956Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,192
Rank in 1950s21Overall Rank:1,374
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,066
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,514
Average Rating:  79/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:882
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,768
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:801
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,913
Average Rating:  79/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Lady Sings the BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:786
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,944
Average Rating:  77/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 4 4%
Woody Guthrie 3 3%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 2%
Modern Jazz Quartet 2 2%
Clifford Brown 2 2%
Moondog 2 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 99 88%
Mixed Nationality 5 4%
United Kingdom 3 3%
France 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
India 1 1%

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