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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:913 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:36,632
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:6,261
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,087
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  83/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,497
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  80/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,087
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,756
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,016
Average Rating:  80/100 (126 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:119 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,498
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,165
Average Rating:  81/100 (132 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:1,011
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,620
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:87 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:963
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,676
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:658
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,301
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Johnny Cash 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 2 1%
The Kingston Trio 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 172 84%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 4 2%
Brazil 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
Mixed Nationality 3 1%
Hungary 2 1%
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