Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s by AgainstMeAgainstYou

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:
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1959
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25,062
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1955
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Rank Score:
4,688
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1959
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Rank Score:
7,422
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1957
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2,653
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
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1957
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5,994
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Year of Release:
1958
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Rank Score:
1,325
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1959
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Rank Score:
6,616
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1957
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Rank Score:
669
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1957
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Rank Score:
3,989
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[First added to this chart: 04/07/2019]
Year of Release:
1957
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Rank Score:
2,918
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Total albums: 80. Page 1 of 8

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Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 3 4%
1951 0 0%
1952 2 3%
1953 2 3%
1954 2 3%
1955 6 8%
1956 12 15%
1957 18 23%
1958 18 23%
1959 16 20%
Country Albums %


United States 78 98%
Peru 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 77 96%
Yes 3 4%
Live? Albums %
No 77 96%
Yes 3 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 79 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 80 Music Albums of the 1950s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 8 from 16th to 8th
Miles Ahead
by Miles Davis + 19
Climber Up 8 from 11th to 3rd
Mingus Ah Um
by Charles Mingus
Climber Up 5 from 7th to 2nd
In The Wee Small Hours
by Frank Sinatra
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 38 from 19th to 57th
Elvis
by Elvis Presley
Faller Down 28 from 20th to 48th
Porgy And Bess
by Miles Davis
Faller Down 22 from 17th to 39th
Sarah Vaughan
by Sarah Vaughan
New entries
New entryDexter Gordon
by Dexter Gordon
New entryTalking Dust Bowl
by Woody Guthrie
New entryVoice Of The Xtabay
by Yma Sumac
New entryBird & Diz
by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
New entryMoanin' The Blues
by Hank Williams
New entryBlack Coffee With Peggy Lee
by Peggy Lee
New entryEllington Uptown
by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
New entrySongs For Young Lovers
by Frank Sinatra
New entryChet Baker Sings
by Chet Baker
New entryRamblin' Man
by Hank Williams
New entryDinah Jams
by Dinah Washington
New entryJulie Is Her Name
by Julie London
New entryRock Around The Clock
by Bill Haley And His Comets
New entryPithecanthropus Erectus
by Charles Mingus
New entryJ.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations
by Glenn Gould
New entryLady Sings The Blues
by Billie Holiday
New entryElla & Louis
by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
New entryThis Is Fats Domino!
by Fats Domino
New entryTragic Songs Of Life
by The Louvin Brothers
New entryCalypso
by Harry Belafonte
New entrySongs For Swingin' Lovers!
by Frank Sinatra
New entryThe Wildest!
by Louis Prima
New entryEllington At Newport
by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
New entry'Round About Midnight
by Miles Davis
New entryThelonious Himself
by Thelonious Monk
New entryJohnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar
by Johnny Cash
New entryMonk's Music
by Thelonious Monk Septet
New entryMingus Three
by Charles Mingus With Hampton Hawes & Danny Richmond
New entryAfter School Session
by Chuck Berry
New entryAfter Midnight
by Nat King Cole
New entryEast Coasting
by Charles Mingus
New entryWhere Are You?
by Frank Sinatra
New entryThe Clown
by Charles Mingus
New entrySaxophone Colossus
by Sonny Rollins
New entryRay Charles
by Ray Charles
New entryCookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
by Miles Davis Quintet
New entryCool Struttin'
by Sonny Clark
New entryVertigo
by Bernard Herrmann
New entryCome Fly With Me
by Frank Sinatra
New entryMilestones
by Miles Davis
New entryMisterioso
by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
New entryLittle Richard
by Little Richard
New entryDance Mania
by Tito Puente
New entryLady In Satin
by Billie Holiday
New entryBasie
by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
New entryFrank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely
by Frank Sinatra
New entryPlease Please Please
by James Brown And His Famous Flames
New entrySongs By Sam Cooke
by Sam Cooke & Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
New entryBo Diddley
by Bo Diddley
New entrySoulville
by Ben Webster
New entryRamblin' With Mose Allison
by Mose Allison
New entryThe Everly Brothers
by The Everly Brothers
New entryThe Shape Of Jazz To Come
by Ornette Coleman
New entryLittle Girl Blue
by Nina Simone
New entryGunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
by Marty Robbins
New entryRitchie Valens
by Ritchie Valens
New entryArt Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
New entryThe Genius Of Ray Charles
by Ray Charles
New entryChet
by Chet Baker
New entryWhat'd I Say
by Ray Charles
New entryJazz In Silhouette
by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
New entryNo One Cares
by Frank Sinatra
New entryHouse Of The Blues
by John Lee Hooker

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