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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 22,000 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:877 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:35,001
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,166 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:5,875
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  84/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,949
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  83/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,563
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,804
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:967
Average Rating:  79/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,750
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:995
Average Rating:  80/100 (120 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:121 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,523
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:1,113
Average Rating:  81/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:954
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,649
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:897
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,742
Average Rating:  75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:677
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,192
Average Rating:  77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Connie Francis 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Frank Sinatra 2 1%
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 2 1%
Fats Domino 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 152 85%
United Kingdom 7 4%
Brazil 4 2%
Canada 3 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 1%
France 2 1%
Chile 1 1%
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