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.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
1950824,078
19511113,803
19521337,204
19531615,654
195418510,326
195525514,791
195634332,674
195743746,308
195845337,695
1959451105,762
Total2,611268,295

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: RSS| Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (filtered)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!

This chart is currently filtered to only show albums from 1950. (Remove this filter).

Sort by
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
22
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
21
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
21
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
19
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
18
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
18
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1950
Appears in:
Rank Score:
17
Rank in 1950:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 37. Page 4 of 4

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 37 4%
1951 42 4%
1952 55 6%
1953 59 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 91 9%
1956 123 12%
1957 157 16%
1958 179 18%
1959 185 19%
Country Albums %


United States 761 76%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
United Kingdom 33 3%
Brazil 29 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 10 1%
Germany 6 1%
Show all
Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
3. Van Halen by Van Halen
4. Parallel Lines by Blondie
5. The Cars by The Cars
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. 3rd by Big Star
9. Hemispheres by Rush
10. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
11. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
12. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
13. All Mod Cons by The Jam
14. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
15. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
16. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
17. Chairs Missing by Wire
18. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
19. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
20. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
Back to Top