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Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s by AgainstMeAgainstYou (2019)

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Woo! My first decade chart EVER!

It's been a great ride to finally get to this point, and while I might not have the time to contribute to decade charts like I do to my main overall chart, I'm gonna try and have a lot of fun doing this.

I figured the '50s were a good place to start, as this is a fairly short chart for me to make and it's the earliest decade that I'm allowed to make a chart for. The '50s weren't populated with great albums; rather, it was a decade of great collections of songs. You see, the difference between an album and a collection of songs is this: a group of songs, meant to be listened to in sequence and together as a cohesive whole, vs. a single or two and a bunch of other really good tracks thrown in. In the '50s, people didn't come to the realization that you could make the former, so everyone instead made the latter. This chart intends to show the exceptions to the rule.

You'll find a lot of Miles Davis here, as well as several artists who get two or three nods each.

If you'd like to get to know more about me and my overall musical tastes, check out my overall chart here:
http://www.besteveralbums.com/thechart.php?c=4559

ALL RANKINGS IN MY DECADE CHARTS ARE REFLECTED IN THE OVERALL CHART.

Chart updated: 04/07/2019 05:15 (Created: 05/31/2014 14:23). Chart size: 80 albums.

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1. (=)

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,309 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:48,486
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,808 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2. (7) Up5

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1955Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:6,226
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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3. (11) Up8

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1959Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,414
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4. (2) Down2

The "Chirping" CricketsUnited States The Crickets

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:2,288
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,082
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5. (3) Down2

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,466
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  84/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6. New entry

Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The LonelyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1958Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1958:4Rank Score:1,693
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,394
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7. (5) Down2

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1959Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:8,199
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  84/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8. (16) Up8

Miles AheadUnited States Miles Davis

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1957:12Rank Score:620
Rank in 1950s61Overall Rank:3,093
Average Rating:  79/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9. (10) Up1

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:4,055
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  79/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10. (4) Down6

Brilliant CornersUnited States Thelonious Monk

(First added to chart: 04/07/2019)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:3,156
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  82/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 3 4%
1951 0 0%
1952 3 4%
1953 1 1%
1954 4 5%
1955 4 5%
1956 13 16%
1957 19 24%
1958 18 23%
1959 15 19%
Artist Albums %


Frank Sinatra 7 9%
Miles Davis 5 6%
Charles Mingus 5 6%
Thelonious Monk 4 5%
Ray Charles 3 4%
Chuck Berry 2 3%
Hank Williams 2 3%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 78 98%
Canada 1 1%
Peru 1 1%

Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 8 from 16th to 8th
Miles Ahead
by Miles Davis
climbers Up 8 from 11th to 3rd
Mingus Ah Um
by Charles Mingus
climbers Up 5 from 7th to 2nd
In The Wee Small Hours
by Frank Sinatra
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 38 from 19th to 57th
Elvis
by Elvis Presley
fallers Down 28 from 20th to 48th
Porgy And Bess
by Miles Davis
fallers Down 22 from 17th to 39th
Sarah Vaughan
by Sarah Vaughan
New entries
newentries Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
by Frank Sinatra
newentries The Goldberg Variations
by Glenn Gould
newentries Ritchie Valens
by Ritchie Valens
newentries Soulville
by Ben Webster
newentries The Shape Of Jazz To Come
by Ornette Coleman
newentries Come Fly With Me
by Frank Sinatra
newentries Ella & Louis
by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
newentries Monk's Music
by Thelonious Monk
newentries Sam Cooke
by Sam Cooke
newentries Bo Diddley
by Bo Diddley
newentries Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
newentries Little Girl Blue
by Nina Simone
newentries Misterioso
by Thelonious Monk
newentries Talking Dust Bowl
by Woody Guthrie
newentries Milestones
by Miles Davis
newentries Lady In Satin
by Billie Holiday
newentries Songs For Swingin' Lovers!
by Frank Sinatra
newentries Rock Around The Clock
by Bill Haley And His Comets
newentries Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
by Marty Robbins
newentries Little Richard
by Little Richard
newentries Ellington At Newport
by Duke Ellington
newentries Songs For Young Lovers
by Frank Sinatra
newentries Saxophone Colossus
by Sonny Rollins
newentries 'Round About Midnight
by Miles Davis
newentries The Everly Brothers
by The Everly Brothers
newentries Thelonious Himself
by Thelonious Monk
newentries House Of The Blues
by John Lee Hooker
newentries Ray Charles
by Ray Charles
newentries Pithecanthropus Erectus
by Charles Mingus
newentries Moanin' The Blues
by Hank Williams
newentries Bird & Diz
by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
newentries Mingus Three
by Charles Mingus
newentries Chet Baker Sings
by Chet Baker
newentries Dexter Gordon
by Dexter Gordon
newentries Jazz In Silhouette
by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
newentries Lady Sings The Blues
by Billie Holiday
newentries Tragic Songs Of Life
by The Louvin Brothers
newentries East Coasting
by Charles Mingus
newentries Black Coffee
by Peggy Lee
newentries This Is Fats Domino!
by Fats Domino
newentries Ellington Uptown
by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
newentries What'd I Say
by Ray Charles
newentries No One Cares
by Frank Sinatra
newentries Chet
by Chet Baker
newentries After School Session
by Chuck Berry
newentries The Wildest!
by Louis Prima
newentries Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar
by Johnny Cash
newentries After Midnight
by Nat King Cole
newentries Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
by Miles Davis Quintet
newentries Ramblin' Man
by Hank Williams
newentries The Atomic Mr. Basie
by Count Basie
newentries The Clown
by Charles Mingus
newentries The Genius Of Ray Charles
by Ray Charles
newentries Dance Mania
by Tito Puente
newentries Julie Is Her Name
by Julie London
newentries Cool Struttin'
by Sonny Clark
newentries Dinah Jams
by Dinah Washington
newentries Where Are You?
by Frank Sinatra
newentries Calypso
by Harry Belafonte
newentries Ramblin' With Mose Allison
by Mose Allison
newentries Vertigo
by Bernard Herrmann
newentries Please Please Please
by James Brown And The Famous Flames
newentries Voice Of The Xtabay
by Yma Sumac
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