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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.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:327
Rank in 1950s106Overall Rank:5,022
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:264
Rank in 1950s126Overall Rank:5,938
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:248
Rank in 1950s132Overall Rank:6,236
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:386
Rank in 1950s91Overall Rank:4,343
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:818
Rank in 1950s41Overall Rank:2,443
Average Rating:  74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:163
Rank in 1950s179Overall Rank:8,532
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:126
Rank in 1950s213Overall Rank:10,344
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Sones Of MexicoMexico Trio Aguilillas
Year of Release:1950Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:77
Rank in 1950s331Overall Rank:16,273
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Billie Holiday Sings (1950)United States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1950Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1950:11Rank Score:76
Rank in 1950s334Overall Rank:16,328
Average Rating:  72/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1950Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:87
Rank in 1950s302Overall Rank:14,682
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 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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