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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, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman Trio, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Ray Charles, Marty Robbins and João Gilberto.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:37,179
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,250 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:6,334
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  84/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,025
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  83/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,574
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,961
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:934
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,770
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,025
Average Rating:  80/100 (127 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:122 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,500
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,173
Average Rating:  81/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,014
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:933
Rank in 1950s29Overall Rank:1,741
Average Rating:  75/100 (74 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:644
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,358
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
John Coltrane 2 1%
John Lee Hooker 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 173 84%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 5 2%
Brazil 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
Mixed Nationality 3 1%
Hungary 2 1%
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