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RankAlbumArtist
38.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,261 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:46,781
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,714 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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308.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,059
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  84/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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354.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,738
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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420.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,177
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  84/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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432.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:6,058
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  80/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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443.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:5,911
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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471.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,433
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  82/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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637.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:3,886
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  79/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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702.

Lady In SatinUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1958Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1958:1Rank Score:3,534
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:702
Average Rating:  80/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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746.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,275
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:746
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 640 6%
1970s 1515 15%
1980s 1508 15%
1990s 2000 20%
2000s 2431 24%
2010s 1690 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 26 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5087 51%
United Kingdom 2647 26%
Canada 468 5%
Australia 235 2%
Mixed Nationality 189 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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