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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1959
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30,874
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1959
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7,762
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1959
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6,731
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1957
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5,629
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1959
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3,168
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1957
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2,873
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1958
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2,518
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1957
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2,889
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1957
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1,684
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1958
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1,810
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Total albums: 508. Page 1 of 51

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).

Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
12. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
15. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
16. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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