Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19501104,470
19511243,825
19521467,012
19531805,308
195420910,275
195528612,874
195637829,545
195749743,891
195849337,611
195952082,199
Total2,943237,010

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 119 12%
1957 155 16%
1958 172 17%
1959 188 19%
Country Albums %


United States 771 77%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
United Kingdom 32 3%
Brazil 28 3%
France 28 3%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 945 95%
Yes 55 6%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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