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RankAlbumArtist
38.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,276 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,201
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,735 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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307.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,180
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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354.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,805
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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420.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,239
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  84/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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427.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:6,185
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  80/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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445.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:5,961
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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471.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,531
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  81/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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646.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:3,896
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  79/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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707.

Lady In SatinUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1958Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1958:1Rank Score:3,524
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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712.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,507
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 638 6%
1970s 1519 15%
1980s 1490 15%
1990s 1978 20%
2000s 2414 24%
2010s 1745 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5062 51%
United Kingdom 2659 27%
Canada 459 5%
Australia 232 2%
Mixed Nationality 210 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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