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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 35,000 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.
1950563,031 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,455th)
by Benny Goodman
1951873,351 Hank Williams Sings (3,265th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521006,404 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,552nd)
by Various Artists
19531064,471 Black Coffee (2,448th)
by Peggy Lee
19541249,132 Chet Baker Sings (1,220th)
by Chet Baker
195517512,104 In The Wee Small Hours (443rd)
by Frank Sinatra
195625832,783 Elvis Presley (428th)
by Elvis Presley
195733938,199 Blue Train (426th)
by John Coltrane
195836032,733 Lady In Satin (702nd)
by Billie Holiday
195936898,018 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,973240,227

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly and Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
44.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:778
Rank in 1950s44Overall Rank:2,553
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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135.

The Wizard Of Oz: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1956Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1956:23Rank Score:243
Rank in 1950s135Overall Rank:6,392
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Wagner: Tristan Und IsoldeMixed Nationality Wilhelm Furtwängler / Philharmonia Orchestra
Year of Release:1953Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1953:5Rank Score:221
Rank in 1950s145Overall Rank:6,865
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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182.

Béla Bartók: Concerto For OrchestraMixed Nationality Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1956:26Rank Score:161
Rank in 1950s182Overall Rank:8,652
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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218.

Richard Strauss: Der RosenkavalierMixed Nationality Herbert Von Karajan / Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus / Bancroft School Choir / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Christa Ludwig
Year of Release:1957Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1957:45Rank Score:124
Rank in 1950s218Overall Rank:10,593
Average Rating:  72/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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246.

Wagner: Der Ring Des NibelungenMixed Nationality Wilhelm Furtwängler / Orchestra Sinfonica E Coro Della Radio Italiana
Year of Release:1953Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1953:10Rank Score:110
Rank in 1950s246Overall Rank:11,696
Average Rating:  77/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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291.

Mahler: Symphony No. 4Mixed Nationality Fritz Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Lisa Della Casa
Year of Release:1958Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1958:53Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s291Overall Rank:14,066
Average Rating:  76/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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301.

Gigi
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1958Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1958:55Rank Score:88
Rank in 1950s301Overall Rank:14,498
Average Rating:  72/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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322.

Elgar: Violin ConcertoMixed Nationality Sir Edward Elgar / Yehudi Menuhin / London Symphony Orchestra
Year of Release:1957Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1957:60Rank Score:80
Rank in 1950s322Overall Rank:15,813
Average Rating:  76/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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391.

Puccini: La BohemeMixed Nationality Sir Thomas Beecham / RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra / Victoria De Los Angeles / Jussi Bjorling
Year of Release:1956Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1956:52Rank Score:60
Rank in 1950s391Overall Rank:19,230
Average Rating:  73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 29 3%
1951 45 5%
1952 50 5%
1953 50 5%
1954 73 7%
1955 87 9%
1956 127 13%
1957 163 16%
1958 181 18%
1959 195 20%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 2%
Billie Holiday 13 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 1%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 776 78%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
United Kingdom 30 3%
France 27 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 14 1%
Germany 11 1%
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