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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... (2,453rd)
by Benny Goodman
1951873,384 Hank Williams Sings (3,262nd)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521006,404 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,550th)
by Various Artists
19531064,480 Black Coffee (2,403rd)
by Peggy Lee
19541249,153 Chet Baker Sings (1,217th)
by Chet Baker
195517512,116 In The Wee Small Hours (441st)
by Frank Sinatra
195625832,768 Elvis Presley (428th)
by Elvis Presley
195733938,210 Blue Train (418th)
by John Coltrane
195836032,689 Lady In Satin (702nd)
by Billie Holiday
195936898,015 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,973240,250

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
4.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,223
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  84/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:3,863
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  79/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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12.

Birth Of The Cool
Compilation
United States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:2,988
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  81/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

Brilliant CornersUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1957Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1957:4Rank Score:2,959
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  81/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

The "Chirping" CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1957Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:2,133
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,125
Average Rating:  79/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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24.

Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue GuitarUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1957Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1957:6Rank Score:1,508
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,487
Average Rating:  76/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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28.

'Round About MidnightUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1957:7Rank Score:1,371
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,614
Average Rating:  80/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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30.

After School SessionUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1957Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1957:8Rank Score:1,306
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,685
Average Rating:  77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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39.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:923
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,233
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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58.

Cookin' With The Miles Davis QuintetUnited States Miles Davis Quintet
Year of Release:1957Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1957:10Rank Score:599
Rank in 1950s58Overall Rank:3,094
Average Rating:  80/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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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%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 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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