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Top-rated albums of 1956

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1956 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.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,121
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:1,146
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,815
Average Rating:  80/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,639
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,349
Average Rating:  80/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,850
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,218
Average Rating:  80/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:5,924
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  80/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,755
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg VariationsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1956Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:765
Rank in 1950s43Overall Rank:2,522
Average Rating:  79/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song BookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,309
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,635
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Béla Bartók: Concerto For OrchestraMixed Nationality Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1956:27Rank Score:148
Rank in 1950s193Overall Rank:8,991
Average Rating:  78/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:1,149
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,812
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 4 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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