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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 14,000 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, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, João Gilberto and Marty Robbins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:24,265
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:45
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:3,656
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:389
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,189
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:451
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:2,290
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:603
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,148
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:1,103
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,109
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:1,131
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7.

Moanin'United States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:731
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,623
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The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:689
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,707
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9.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:414
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,546
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Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:382
Rank in 1950s41Overall Rank:2,699
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Johnny Cash 3 2%
Miles Davis 3 2%
Elvis Presley 3 2%
Thelonious Monk 3 2%
Ritchie Valens 2 2%
James Brown 2 2%
Billie Holiday 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 105 87%
Canada 5 4%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Brazil 2 2%
Ireland 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
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