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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:800 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:32,177
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,042 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,939
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,582
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  83/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,188
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  80/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,645
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:980
Average Rating:  79/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,590
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,010
Average Rating:  79/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:893
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:689
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:2,021
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:682
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:2,042
Average Rating:  74/100 (57 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:338
Rank in 1950s61Overall Rank:3,557
Average Rating:  67/100 (27 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%
Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges 2 1%
Fats Domino 2 1%
Tom Lehrer 2 1%
Horace Silver 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 130 87%
United Kingdom 5 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Canada 3 2%
France 2 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
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