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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:62 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:472
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,743
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1951Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:192
Rank in 1950s165Overall Rank:7,602
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.

Hank Williams Sings
Compilation
United States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1951Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:561
Rank in 1950s66Overall Rank:3,261
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:239
Rank in 1950s137Overall Rank:6,469
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:79
Rank in 1950s327Overall Rank:15,990
Average Rating:  74/100 (16 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:18 charts
Rank in 1951:12Rank Score:70
Rank in 1950s362Overall Rank:17,544
Average Rating:  73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1951:15Rank Score:55
Rank in 1950s413Overall Rank:20,222
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:90
Rank in 1950s299Overall Rank:14,218
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:207
Rank in 1950s156Overall Rank:7,196
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:11Rank Score:76
Rank in 1950s335Overall Rank:16,419
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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