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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:46 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:379
Rank in 1950s91Overall Rank:4,340
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:318
Rank in 1950s105Overall Rank:5,004
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:217
Rank in 1950s138Overall Rank:6,752
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:246
Rank in 1950s130Overall Rank:6,145
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:711
Rank in 1950s45Overall Rank:2,657
Average Rating:  73/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:158
Rank in 1950s186Overall Rank:8,584
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Sones Of MexicoMexico Trio Aguilillas
Year of Release:1950Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:76
Rank in 1950s325Overall Rank:16,126
Average Rating:  71/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:124
Rank in 1950s215Overall Rank:10,357
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Billie Holiday Sings (1950)United States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1950Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:60
Rank in 1950s370Overall Rank:18,684
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1950Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1950:8Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s281Overall Rank:13,762
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 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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