Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
19501225,247
19511394,203
19521506,792
19531936,575
195422711,182
195532014,889
195643132,569
195756045,498
195856341,246
195960882,964
Total3,313251,165

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Art Blakey, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
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Year of Release:
1958
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553
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Year of Release:
1951
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551
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Year of Release:
1956
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536
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Year of Release:
1958
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531
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Year of Release:
1959
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Rank Score:
522
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Year of Release:
1956
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519
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Year of Release:
1953
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512
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Year of Release:
1958
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511
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Year of Release:
1958
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499
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1955
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469
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 39 4%
1951 40 4%
1952 59 6%
1953 62 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 86 9%
1956 117 12%
1957 152 15%
1958 173 17%
1959 196 20%
Country Albums %


United States 781 78%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 30 3%
United Kingdom 27 3%
Brazil 21 2%
Canada 12 1%
Austria 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
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