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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 16,000 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, João Gilberto and Marty Robbins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:27,372
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 88/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:397
Average Rating: 83/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:3,618
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:436
Average Rating: 83/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman Trio
Year of Release:1959Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:2,862
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:533
Average Rating: 80/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,386
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:1,042
Average Rating: 78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,258
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:1,121
Average Rating: 81/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Moanin'United States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,169
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,198
Average Rating: 79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:740
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,752
Average Rating: 76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:491
Rank in 1950s40Overall Rank:2,427
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:49 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:407
Rank in 1950s45Overall Rank:2,804
Average Rating: 73/100 (48 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 108 89%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Canada 3 2%
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
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