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.
19501104,451
19511243,823
19521466,957
19531805,336
195421110,325
195528812,917
195639229,425
195750743,854
195849938,421
195953282,564
Total2,989238,072

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 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 44 4%
1951 44 4%
1952 54 5%
1953 59 6%
1954 77 8%
1955 88 9%
1956 120 12%
1957 154 15%
1958 172 17%
1959 188 19%
Country Albums %


United States 772 77%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
United Kingdom 31 3%
Brazil 29 3%
France 28 3%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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