Best Albums of 1940

Listed below are the best albums of 1940 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1940 year summaryThe best artists of 1940 were Woody Guthrie, Bessie Smith, Josh White, Arnold Schoenberg / Erika Stiedry-Wagner / Stefan Auber / Kalman Bloch / Leonard Posella / Eduard Steuermann / Rudolf Kolisch, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman, Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, Joshua White And His Carolinians and Wilmoth Houdini & His Royal Calypso Orchestra.
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Total albums: 25. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of 1940 composition

Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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