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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:57 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:444
Rank in 1950s77Overall Rank:3,741
Average Rating:  75/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:256
Rank in 1950s118Overall Rank:5,754
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Hank Williams Sings
Compilation
United States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1951Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:531
Rank in 1950s61Overall Rank:3,233
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:13Rank Score:43
Rank in 1950s417Overall Rank:21,508
Average Rating:  74/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2United States Les Paul & Mary Ford
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s368Overall Rank:19,438
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:213
Rank in 1950s136Overall Rank:6,637
Average Rating:  73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:173
Rank in 1950s164Overall Rank:7,817
Average Rating:  73/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:11Rank Score:52
Rank in 1950s372Overall Rank:19,656
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:15 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:72
Rank in 1950s312Overall Rank:16,221
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

The Great CarusoUnited States Mario Lanza
Year of Release:1951Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1951:21Rank Score:29
Rank in 1950s510Overall Rank:24,999
Average Rating:  70/100 (15 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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