Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
1950824,020
19511123,744
19521337,091
19531605,536
19541839,983
195525414,564
195634132,368
195743545,806
195845137,169
1959451105,190
Total2,602265,472

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Art Blakey, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
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1958
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3,772
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1956
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1,444
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1957
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545
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525
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1956
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174
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1957
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122
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1950
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104
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1959
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102
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1958
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96
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371.
Lover Man
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1951
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78
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Total albums: 17. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 37 4%
1951 41 4%
1952 52 5%
1953 60 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 90 9%
1956 124 12%
1957 157 16%
1958 180 18%
1959 187 19%
Country Albums %


United States 755 76%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
United Kingdom 33 3%
Brazil 33 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 11 1%
Italy 7 1%
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Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
4. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Who's Next by The Who
8. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
9. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
10. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
11. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
12. Animals by Pink Floyd
13. Marquee Moon by Television
14. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
15. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
16. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
17. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
18. Low by David Bowie
19. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
20. Paranoid by Black Sabbath


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