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Top-rated albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1950s as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,285 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,910
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,761 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,473
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,973
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  84/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,301
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  84/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,705
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:907
Average Rating:  82/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,551
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  82/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Brilliant CornersUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1957Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:3,068
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

Somethin' ElseUnited States Cannonball Adderley
Year of Release:1958Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1958:2Rank Score:2,399
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:1,024
Average Rating:  81/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Birth Of The Cool
Compilation
United States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1957:4Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:848
Average Rating:  81/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,615
Rank in 1950s9Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  81/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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