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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 17,000 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, 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:693 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:28,250
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,648
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  83/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,650
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  83/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,122
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,395
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:1,052
Average Rating:  78/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,268
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:1,135
Average Rating:  81/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Moanin'United States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,208
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:1,179
Average Rating:  79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:824
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,618
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:526
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,334
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:486
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,486
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
Thelonious Monk 3 2%
Miles Davis 3 2%
Ray Charles 2 2%
Ritchie Valens 2 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 112 89%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Canada 3 2%
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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