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.
19501225,214
19511404,224
19521506,851
19531936,468
195422911,179
195532214,876
195643432,554
195756445,408
195856441,280
195960882,094
Total3,326250,146

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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1953
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902
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1953
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524
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1953
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357
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1953
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340
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1953
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228
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1953
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175
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1953
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174
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1953
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152
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152
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 40 4%
1951 40 4%
1952 58 6%
1953 62 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 86 9%
1956 118 12%
1957 152 15%
1958 174 17%
1959 194 19%
Country Albums %


United States 779 78%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
France 31 3%
United Kingdom 26 3%
Brazil 21 2%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
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