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Best Albums of the 1950s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
1950683,795 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,555th)
by Benny Goodman
19511013,438 Hank Williams Sings (3,436th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521176,847 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,444th)
by Various Artists
19531344,748 Black Coffee (2,491st)
by Peggy Lee
19541679,656 Chet Baker Sings (1,231st)
by Chet Baker
195522513,469 In The Wee Small Hours (424th)
by Frank Sinatra
195632135,081 Elvis Presley (430th)
by Elvis Presley
195741540,950 Blue Train (427th)
by John Coltrane
195843335,898 Lady In Satin (702nd)
by Billie Holiday
1959438103,144 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total2,419257,028

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Buddy Holly, Art Blakey, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
171.

KenyaCuba Machito
Year of Release:1957Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1957:31Rank Score:191
Rank in 1950s171Overall Rank:7,899
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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361.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:12Rank Score:77
Rank in 1950s361Overall Rank:16,937
Average Rating:  71/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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537.

Havana 3 A.M.Cuba Pérez Prado
Year of Release:1956Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1956:65Rank Score:38
Rank in 1950s537Overall Rank:25,021
Average Rating:  66/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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641.

Encores De Sonora MatanceraCuba La Sonora Matancera
Year of Release:1953Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1953:34Rank Score:28
Rank in 1950s641Overall Rank:28,348
Average Rating: Not enough data
Comments: 0 comments
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893.

YambuCuba Mongo Santamaria Y Sus Ritmos Afro-Cubano
Year of Release:1958Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1958:167Rank Score:18
Rank in 1950s893Overall Rank:34,537
Average Rating: Not enough data
Comments: 0 comments
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941.

Sabroso Y CalienteCuba Arsenio Rodriguez
Year of Release:1957Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1957:150Rank Score:16
Rank in 1950s941Overall Rank:36,084
Average Rating:  74/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 32 3%
1951 39 4%
1952 49 5%
1953 53 5%
1954 72 7%
1955 87 9%
1956 126 13%
1957 166 17%
1958 188 19%
1959 188 19%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Billie Holiday 15 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 2%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
Thelonious Monk 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 753 75%
Mixed Nationality 58 6%
United Kingdom 34 3%
Brazil 34 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 12 1%
Germany 6 1%
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