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RankAlbumArtist
38.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,299 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:48,297
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,784 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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297.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,513
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  84/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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345.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:8,135
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  84/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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413.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,439
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  84/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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425.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:6,286
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  80/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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448.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:6,081
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  80/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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480.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,540
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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634.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:4,069
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  79/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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692.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,660
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:692
Average Rating:  81/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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712.

Lady In SatinUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1958Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1958:1Rank Score:3,569
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  80/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Overall chart

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 208 2%
1960s 641 6%
1970s 1523 15%
1980s 1494 15%
1990s 1975 20%
2000s 2392 24%
2010s 1760 18%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5038 50%
United Kingdom 2664 27%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 240 2%
Australia 216 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 160 2%
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