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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1959 year summaryThe best artists of 1959 were Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Berry, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,027 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:40,274
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,378 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:7,376
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  84/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,844
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  84/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,495
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,080
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:952
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,978
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:1,003
Average Rating:  80/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:1,945
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:1,018
Average Rating:  81/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,127
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:979
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,804
Average Rating:  75/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:866
Rank in 1950s35Overall Rank:1,998
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Oscar Peterson 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 189 83%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 3%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
Brazil 4 2%
France 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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