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.
1950824,076
19511123,898
19521337,223
19531615,656
195418310,319
195525514,785
195634232,688
195743546,177
195845237,678
1959451105,680
Total2,606268,180

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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1953
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219
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1954
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214
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1958
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213
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213
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212
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211
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1959
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209
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1959
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207
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205
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 37 4%
1951 43 4%
1952 55 6%
1953 59 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 91 9%
1956 123 12%
1957 155 16%
1958 180 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%
Italy 6 1%
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