Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
1950853,722
19511123,386
19521366,052
19531655,130
19541919,131
195526012,768
195634827,057
195744040,042
195845334,177
195946878,970
Total2,658220,436

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Art Blakey, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.
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1959
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138
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1956
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137
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1954
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133
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133
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132
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127
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126
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 23 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 40 4%
1951 42 4%
1952 53 5%
1953 58 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 91 9%
1956 123 12%
1957 155 16%
1958 180 18%
1959 186 19%
Country Albums %


United States 757 76%
Mixed Nationality 56 6%
United Kingdom 32 3%
Brazil 30 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 10 1%
Italy 8 1%
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