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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 24,000 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:973 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:39,066
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,307 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:6,651
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  84/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,355
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  83/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,017
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,025
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:941
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,812
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,037
Average Rating:  80/100 (140 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:135 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,680
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,111
Average Rating:  81/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,082
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:930
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,808
Average Rating:  75/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:680
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,330
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 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%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 180 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 3%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
Brazil 4 2%
France 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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