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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.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:280
Rank in 1950s120Overall Rank:5,747
Average Rating:  75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:390
Rank in 1950s91Overall Rank:4,410
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:248
Rank in 1950s134Overall Rank:6,333
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:323
Rank in 1950s111Overall Rank:5,142
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:813
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,492
Average Rating:  72/100 (62 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:156
Rank in 1950s190Overall Rank:8,960
Average Rating:  72/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Sones Of MexicoMexico Trio Aguilillas
Year of Release:1950Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s321Overall Rank:15,808
Average Rating:  71/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:130
Rank in 1950s215Overall Rank:10,300
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Billie Holiday Sings (1950)
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United States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1950Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:92
Rank in 1950s291Overall Rank:14,033
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Nat King Cole At The PianoUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1950Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1950:11Rank Score:57
Rank in 1950s404Overall Rank:20,050
Average Rating:  69/100 (13 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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