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Best Albums of 1940

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1940 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 31,000 greatest album charts.

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1940 year summaryThe best artists of 1940 were Woody Guthrie, Marlene Dietrich, Josh White, Bessie Smith, Imperial Orchestra Under Richard Rodgers, Wilmoth Houdini And His Royal Calypso Orchestra, Paul Whiteman And His Concert Orchestra, Joshua White And His Carolinians, Woody Herman And His Orchestra and Judy Garland & Victor Young And His Orchestra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:476
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:3,512
Average Rating:  79/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

Marlene DietrichGermany Marlene Dietrich
Year of Release:1940Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1940:2Rank Score:80
Rank in 1940s10Overall Rank:14,811
Average Rating:  76/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.

Harlem BluesUnited States Josh White
Year of Release:1940Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1940:3Rank Score:38
Rank in 1940s14Overall Rank:22,426
Average Rating:  74/100 (1 vote)
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4.

Empress Of The BluesUnited States Bessie Smith
Year of Release:1940Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1940:4Rank Score:3
Rank in 1940s22Overall Rank:57,797
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1940 composition

Artist Albums %


Woody Guthrie 1 25%
Bessie Smith 1 25%
Josh White 1 25%
Marlene Dietrich 1 25%
Country Albums %


United States 3 75%
Germany 1 25%

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