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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.
1950693,851 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,518th)
by Benny Goodman
19511003,449 Hank Williams Sings (3,451st)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521176,879 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,499th)
by Various Artists
19531354,782 Black Coffee (2,464th)
by Peggy Lee
19541719,688 Chet Baker Sings (1,236th)
by Chet Baker
195523413,650 In The Wee Small Hours (431st)
by Frank Sinatra
195633035,556 Elvis Presley (421st)
by Elvis Presley
195742641,322 Blue Train (427th)
by John Coltrane
195843836,116 Lady In Satin (693rd)
by Billie Holiday
1959444103,463 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total2,464258,756

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Art Blakey, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
319.

Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaItaly Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Year of Release:1953Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1953:15Rank Score:90
Rank in 1950s319Overall Rank:14,892
Average Rating:  77/100 (3 votes)
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747.

Plenty Valente!Italy Caterina Valente
Year of Release:1957Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1957:129Rank Score:23
Rank in 1950s747Overall Rank:30,598
Average Rating:  75/100 (2 votes)
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835.

Leoncavallo: PagliacciItaly Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Year of Release:1954Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1954:62Rank Score:20
Rank in 1950s835Overall Rank:32,977
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
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850.

Puccini: Manon LescautItaly Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
Year of Release:1959Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1959:162Rank Score:19
Rank in 1950s850Overall Rank:33,444
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
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877.

Ravel: Piano Concerto In G / Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4Italy Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Year of Release:1958Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1958:162Rank Score:18
Rank in 1950s877Overall Rank:33,970
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
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922.

Puccini: La Fanciulla Del WestItaly Franco Capuana / Orchestra & Chorus Of The Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Rome / Bianca Maria Casoni / Mario Del Monaco / Piero de Palma / Michele Cazzato
Year of Release:1958Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1958:172Rank Score:17
Rank in 1950s922Overall Rank:35,356
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 33 3%
1951 38 4%
1952 51 5%
1953 53 5%
1954 72 7%
1955 88 9%
1956 126 13%
1957 166 17%
1958 185 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%
Brazil 34 3%
United Kingdom 34 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 12 1%
Germany 6 1%
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