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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 18,000 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, João Gilberto and Marty Robbins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:29,222
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (959 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,854
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  84/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  83/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,235
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  79/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,441
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:1,044
Average Rating:  81/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,409
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,065
Average Rating:  78/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Moanin'United States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,350
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:1,105
Average Rating:  79/100 (98 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:810
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,680
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:599
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:526
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,394
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 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%
Ritchie Valens 2 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 2%
The Kingston Trio 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 118 89%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Canada 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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