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Best Albums of the 1950s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 28,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
1950543,199 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,689th)
by Benny Goodman
1951632,442 Hank Williams Sings (3,141st)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
1952724,262 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,381st)
by Various Artists
1953783,910 Black Coffee (2,376th)
by Peggy Lee
1954855,711 Chet Baker Sings (1,380th)
by Chet Baker
195511910,683 In The Wee Small Hours (439th)
by Frank Sinatra
195619527,499 Elvis Presley (412th)
by Elvis Presley
195725030,980 Blue Train (450th)
by John Coltrane
195827225,990 Lady In Satin (742nd)
by Billie Holiday
195929183,785 Kind Of Blue (36th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,479198,461

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday and Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Relaxin' With The Miles Davis QuintetUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1958Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1958:18Rank Score:422
Rank in 1950s71Overall Rank:3,619
Average Rating:  79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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72.

Clifford Brown and Max RoachUnited States Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Year of Release:1954Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1954:3Rank Score:417
Rank in 1950s72Overall Rank:3,650
Average Rating:  79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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73.

Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:415
Rank in 1950s73Overall Rank:3,660
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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74.

Little RichardUnited States Little Richard
Year of Release:1958Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1958:19Rank Score:412
Rank in 1950s74Overall Rank:3,678
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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75.

Come Dance With Me!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1959:15Rank Score:412
Rank in 1950s75Overall Rank:3,681
Average Rating:  71/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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76.

SoulvilleUnited States Ben Webster
Year of Release:1957Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1957:13Rank Score:412
Rank in 1950s76Overall Rank:3,684
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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77.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1950Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:410
Rank in 1950s77Overall Rank:3,692
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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78.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:404
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,732
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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79.

Ramblin' ManUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1955Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1955:4Rank Score:404
Rank in 1950s79Overall Rank:3,735
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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80.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1959Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1959:16Rank Score:402
Rank in 1950s80Overall Rank:3,747
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 35 4%
1951 42 4%
1952 45 5%
1953 47 5%
1954 65 7%
1955 85 9%
1956 124 12%
1957 176 18%
1958 182 18%
1959 199 20%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
Miles Davis 18 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Billie Holiday 15 2%
Sonny Rollins 14 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 13 1%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 828 83%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
Brazil 13 1%
United Kingdom 13 1%
Germany 6 1%
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