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.
19501255,242
19511414,185
19521516,941
19531946,682
195423011,139
195532814,839
195643632,224
195756845,315
195857041,317
195961581,344
Total3,358249,226

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:
1954
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2,698
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
808
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1954
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557
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
389
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Year of Release:
1954
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367
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
321
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
283
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
270
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Year of Release:
1954
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Rank Score:
197
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1954
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189
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 41 4%
1951 40 4%
1952 58 6%
1953 62 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 85 9%
1956 117 12%
1957 150 15%
1958 174 17%
1959 197 20%
Country Albums %


United States 778 78%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 32 3%
United Kingdom 26 3%
Brazil 21 2%
Canada 13 1%
Austria 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
7. The Wall by Pink Floyd
8. Animals by Pink Floyd
9. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
12. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
17. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
18. Low by David Bowie
19. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
20. Blue by Joni Mitchell
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