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.
19501164,483
19511283,830
19521476,966
19531825,356
19542149,496
195529413,876
195639629,467
195751344,350
195850638,789
195953782,632
Total3,033239,247

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 45 5%
1952 54 5%
1953 58 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 89 9%
1956 119 12%
1957 153 15%
1958 174 17%
1959 188 19%
Country Albums %


United States 773 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 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
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