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Best Albums of 1959

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1959 year summaryThe best artists of 1959 were Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:951 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:38,274
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,275 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:6,657
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  84/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,236
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  83/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,695
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  80/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,036
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:915
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,792
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,030
Average Rating:  80/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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7.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,622
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:1,117
Average Rating:  81/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,041
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  77/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:933
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,775
Average Rating:  75/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:645
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,390
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Oscar Peterson 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Cannonball Adderley Quintet 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 173 83%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 3%
Brazil 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
Mixed Nationality 3 1%
Hungary 2 1%
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