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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 25,000 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:992 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:39,413
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,344 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:6,947
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  84/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,430
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  83/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,415
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  81/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On Top
Compilation
United States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,019
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:958
Average Rating:  79/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,934
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,008
Average Rating:  80/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,845
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:1,046
Average Rating:  81/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,119
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 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:958
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,807
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:776
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:2,132
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Oscar Peterson 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 186 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 3%
Brazil 4 2%
France 4 2%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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