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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 20,000 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, Marty Robbins, João Gilberto and John Lee Hooker.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:818 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:32,932
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:5,088
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  84/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,541
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  83/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,317
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  80/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,688
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:977
Average Rating:  80/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,611
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,014
Average Rating:  80/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:889
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,669
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:707
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:2,017
Average Rating:  75/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:641
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

La Valse à Mille TempsBelgium Jacques Brel
Year of Release:1959Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:357
Rank in 1950s59Overall Rank:3,458
Average Rating:  68/100 (28 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%
Cliff Richard 2 1%
Ritchie Valens 2 1%
Thelonious Monk 2 1%
James Brown 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 135 86%
United Kingdom 5 3%
Brazil 4 3%
Canada 3 2%
France 2 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
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