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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:1,285 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,901
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,761 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,476
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,969
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  84/100 (509 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:225 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,708
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  82/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,547
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  82/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Quiet KennyUnited States Kenny Dorham
Year of Release:1959Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1959:48Rank Score:121
Rank in 1950s231Overall Rank:11,018
Average Rating:  80/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,581
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:956
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

ChetUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1959Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1959:12Rank Score:656
Rank in 1950s53Overall Rank:2,935
Average Rating:  79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Jazz In SilhouetteUnited States Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1959:14Rank Score:534
Rank in 1950s68Overall Rank:3,471
Average Rating:  79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 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:2,811
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:874
Average Rating:  79/100 (212 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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