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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:456
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,707
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:269
Rank in 1950s117Overall Rank:5,630
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 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:215
Rank in 1950s139Overall Rank:6,722
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 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:49 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:555
Rank in 1950s60Overall Rank:3,186
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:59
Rank in 1950s361Overall Rank:18,617
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 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 1950s381Overall Rank:19,529
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:172
Rank in 1950s170Overall Rank:7,983
Average Rating:  73/100 (15 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 1950s389Overall Rank:19,871
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 1950s285Overall Rank:14,696
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 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 1950s551Overall Rank:26,285
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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