Top-rated albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1950s 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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1959
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30,013
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1959
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7,948
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1957
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5,875
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1959
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6,940
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1959
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3,361
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1958
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Rank Score:
2,658
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1957
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2,947
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1957
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2,970
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1957
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1,815
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1956
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687
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Total albums: 535. Page 1 of 54

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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