Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19501134,473
19511253,828
19521476,957
19531825,354
19542119,476
195529213,798
195639429,343
195751144,048
195850338,717
195953482,536
Total3,012238,529

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Art Blakey, Buddy Holly, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 99 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 44 4%
1951 44 4%
1952 54 5%
1953 59 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 89 9%
1956 121 12%
1957 153 15%
1958 173 17%
1959 187 19%
Country Albums %


United States 771 77%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
United Kingdom 31 3%
France 28 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 946 95%
Yes 54 5%
Live? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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