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Top-rated albums of 1951

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1951 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.

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:454
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,757
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:275
Rank in 1950s117Overall Rank:5,578
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:210
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:6,897
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Hank Williams Sings
Compilation
United States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1951Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:550
Rank in 1950s62Overall Rank:3,242
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:78
Rank in 1950s314Overall Rank:15,613
Average Rating:  74/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2United States Les Paul & Mary Ford
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:11Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s390Overall Rank:19,727
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:194
Rank in 1950s155Overall Rank:7,360
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:12Rank Score:53
Rank in 1950s397Overall Rank:20,083
Average Rating:  72/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:83
Rank in 1950s297Overall Rank:14,831
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

An American In ParisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:23Rank Score:26
Rank in 1950s564Overall Rank:26,534
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 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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