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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 37,000 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.
1950663,463 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,485th)
by Benny Goodman
1951963,305 Hank Williams Sings (3,340th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521136,539 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,393rd)
by Various Artists
19531254,685 Black Coffee (2,460th)
by Peggy Lee
19541479,433 Chet Baker Sings (1,247th)
by Chet Baker
195522112,848 In The Wee Small Hours (448th)
by Frank Sinatra
195630634,118 Elvis Presley (422nd)
by Elvis Presley
195739439,411 Blue Train (419th)
by John Coltrane
195841333,860 Lady In Satin (716th)
by Billie Holiday
1959410100,554 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total2,291248,216

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday and Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
4.

Blue TrainUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1957Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1957:1Rank Score:6,301
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  84/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Here's Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1957Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1957:2Rank Score:3,981
Rank in 1950s8Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  79/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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11.

Brilliant CornersUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1957Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1957:3Rank Score:3,069
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.

Birth Of The Cool
Compilation
United States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1957:4Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  81/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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18.

The "Chirping" CricketsUnited States The Crickets
Year of Release:1957Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1957:5Rank Score:2,219
Rank in 1950s18Overall Rank:1,109
Average Rating:  79/100 (203 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:159 charts
Rank in 1957:6Rank Score:1,606
Rank in 1950s24Overall Rank:1,448
Average Rating:  76/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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28.

'Round About MidnightUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1957:7Rank Score:1,398
Rank in 1950s28Overall Rank:1,623
Average Rating:  80/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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30.

After School SessionUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1957Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1957:8Rank Score:1,296
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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39.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:933
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,265
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

Miles AheadUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1957Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1957:10Rank Score:605
Rank in 1950s59Overall Rank:3,121
Average Rating:  79/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 31 3%
1951 40 4%
1952 49 5%
1953 52 5%
1954 74 7%
1955 89 9%
1956 126 13%
1957 165 17%
1958 180 18%
1959 195 20%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Miles Davis 17 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 1%
Billie Holiday 14 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 11 1%
Sarah Vaughan 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 752 75%
Mixed Nationality 56 6%
United Kingdom 37 4%
Brazil 36 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 13 1%
Germany 8 1%
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