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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 19,000 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, João Gilberto, Marty Robbins and John Lee Hooker.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:774 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:31,135
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,026 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,961
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  84/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,507
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  83/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,083
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,617
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:981
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,585
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:998
Average Rating:  79/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:875
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:702
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,975
Average Rating:  77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:646
Rank in 1950s35Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

La Valse à Mille TempsBelgium Jacques Brel
Year of Release:1959Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:337
Rank in 1950s59Overall Rank:3,536
Average Rating:  68/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Johnny Cash 3 2%
Elvis Presley 3 2%
Miles Davis 3 2%
Charles Mingus 2 1%
The Kingston Trio 2 1%
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 2 1%
Nina Simone 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 128 86%
United Kingdom 5 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Canada 3 2%
France 2 1%
Germany 1 1%
Hungary 1 1%
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