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Top-rated albums of 1959

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1959 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.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,267 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,105
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,725 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,330
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,806
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,633
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:918
Average Rating:  82/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,483
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  82/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

ChetUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1959Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:645
Rank in 1950s53Overall Rank:2,927
Average Rating:  80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,512
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  80/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

Quiet KennyUnited States Kenny Dorham
Year of Release:1959Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1959:44Rank Score:120
Rank in 1950s225Overall Rank:10,899
Average Rating:  80/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Jazz In SilhouetteUnited States Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1959:14Rank Score:552
Rank in 1950s69Overall Rank:3,315
Average Rating:  79/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:873
Average Rating:  79/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 6 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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