Best Albums of the 1940s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1940s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1940s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
194034193
19412486
19421868
194315185
19442196
194522122
1946360
19474647
19483869
194948146
Total3021,012

The best artists of the 1940s were Woody Guthrie, Charlie Parker, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, The Original Broadway Cast, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra, Edith Piaf, Sioux & Navajo and Ella Fitzgerald.
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1943
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185
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1945
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122
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1940
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99
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1944
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96
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1940
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92
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1949
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85
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1941
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78
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1942
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68
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1948
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42
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34
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Total albums: 19. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 1940s composition

Year Albums %


1940 3 0%
1941 2 0%
1942 1 0%
1943 1 0%
1944 1 0%
1945 1 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 3 0%
1948 2 0%
1949 5 1%
Country Albums %


United States 15 79%
Mixed Nationality 2 11%
Spain 1 5%
France 1 5%
Compilation? Albums %
No 17 89%
Yes 2 11%
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
1. 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Rolling Stone (2019)
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3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
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5. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
6. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
7. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Dummy (2019)
8. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2019 by Les Inrocks (2019)
9. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
10. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
11. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
12. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
13. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
14. OOR's Eindlijst 2019 [OOR Top 20 Albums of 2019] by OOR (2019)
15. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
16. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2019 by BrooklynVegan (2019)
17. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
18. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Louder Than War (2019)
19. The Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Crack Magazine (2019)
20. The Wire's Top 50 Releases 2019 by The Wire (2019)
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