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Top-rated albums of 1950

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1950 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.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:379
Rank in 1950s93Overall Rank:4,296
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:244
Rank in 1950s131Overall Rank:6,109
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:210
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:6,848
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:618
Rank in 1950s53Overall Rank:2,934
Average Rating:  74/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:309
Rank in 1950s105Overall Rank:5,047
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:152
Rank in 1950s189Overall Rank:8,779
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:124
Rank in 1950s213Overall Rank:10,259
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Billie Holiday Sings (1950)United States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1950Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:58
Rank in 1950s368Overall Rank:18,915
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Sones Of MexicoMexico Trio Aguilillas
Year of Release:1950Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1950:11Rank Score:52
Rank in 1950s391Overall Rank:20,065
Average Rating:  71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Nat King Cole At The PianoUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1950Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s384Overall Rank:19,556
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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