Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19501174,489
19511293,789
19521487,050
19531825,407
19542179,634
195529814,087
195640129,653
195751544,615
195850939,096
195954182,332
Total3,057240,152

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Elvis Presley, 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 43 4%
1951 43 4%
1952 55 6%
1953 58 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 90 9%
1956 119 12%
1957 156 16%
1958 175 18%
1959 185 19%
Country Albums %


United States 776 78%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
United Kingdom 30 3%
France 28 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 11 1%
Austria 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 945 95%
Yes 55 6%
Live? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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