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.
19501215,155
19511363,901
19521547,106
19531865,471
19542219,971
195530614,330
195641330,260
195753444,691
195853038,054
195957384,284
Total3,174243,223

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 Billie Holiday.
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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 56 6%
1953 60 6%
1954 75 8%
1955 86 9%
1956 113 11%
1957 158 16%
1958 177 18%
1959 189 19%
Country Albums %


United States 776 77%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
United Kingdom 32 3%
France 30 3%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 13 1%
Austria 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 946 94%
Yes 56 6%
Live? Albums %
No 965 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 19 2%
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