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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:386
Rank in 1950s91Overall Rank:4,334
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:27 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:320
Rank in 1950s108Overall Rank:5,077
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:49 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:254
Rank in 1950s129Overall Rank:6,091
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:246
Rank in 1950s134Overall Rank:6,250
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:68 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:802
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,466
Average Rating:  74/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:158
Rank in 1950s185Overall Rank:8,688
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 1950s329Overall Rank:16,237
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 1950s216Overall Rank:10,470
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:61
Rank in 1950s381Overall Rank:18,915
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:92
Rank in 1950s286Overall Rank:13,877
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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