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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:1,224 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:46,450
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,679 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,946
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,594
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  84/100 (480 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:211 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,550
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  82/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,436
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  81/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,451
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:951
Average Rating:  80/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

ChetUnited States Chet Baker
Year of Release:1959Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1959:13Rank Score:562
Rank in 1950s60Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  80/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Quiet KennyUnited States Kenny Dorham
Year of Release:1959Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1959:55Rank Score:98
Rank in 1950s263Overall Rank:12,867
Average Rating:  80/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,790
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Jazz In SilhouetteUnited States Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1959:15Rank Score:470
Rank in 1950s75Overall Rank:3,701
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 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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