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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, 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:745 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:29,807
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,628
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  84/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,169
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  83/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:3,014
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  79/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,604
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:971
Average Rating:  80/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,570
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:986
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:812
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,703
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:620
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 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:573
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:2,267
Average Rating:  73/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1959Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:299
Rank in 1950s64Overall Rank:3,792
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 2%
Miles Davis 3 2%
Johnny Cash 3 2%
James Brown 2 1%
John Coltrane 2 1%
Ornette Coleman Trio 2 1%
The Kingston Trio 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 119 87%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Canada 2 1%
Mixed Nationality 2 1%
France 2 1%
Hungary 1 1%
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