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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, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, João Gilberto, Marty Robbins and Jacques Brel.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:29,945
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (979 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:5,088
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:336
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:221 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:4,335
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  83/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 10 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:3,330
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  80/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:1,619
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:957
Average Rating:  79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:1,599
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:974
Average Rating:  80/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:818
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,699
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 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:619
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:2,129
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:575
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:2,268
Average Rating:  73/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

La Valse à Mille TempsBelgium Jacques Brel
Year of Release:1959Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:382
Rank in 1950s53Overall Rank:3,185
Average Rating:  70/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 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%
James Brown 2 1%
Nina Simone 2 1%
Frank Sinatra 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 118 87%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Brazil 3 2%
Mixed Nationality 2 1%
France 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Germany 1 1%
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