Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1950s decade summary
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.
19501225,290
19511414,237
19521506,939
19531946,713
195423011,114
195532614,931
195643532,542
195756745,620
195856941,517
195961381,844
Total3,347250,747

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
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Year of Release:
1959
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173
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Year of Release:
1959
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130
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Year of Release:
1959
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102
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1956
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Rank Score:
91
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1959
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89
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1957
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88
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1958
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66
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Year of Release:
1954
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59
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Year of Release:
1957
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42
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1958
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40
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Total albums: 26. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 39 4%
1951 40 4%
1952 58 6%
1953 62 6%
1954 77 8%
1955 87 9%
1956 116 12%
1957 152 15%
1958 173 17%
1959 196 20%
Country Albums %


United States 781 78%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 32 3%
United Kingdom 26 3%
Brazil 20 2%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 942 94%
Yes 58 6%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
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