Best Albums of 1950

Listed below are the best albums of 1950 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1950 year summaryThe best artists of 1950 were Yma Sumac, Benny Goodman, Woody Guthrie, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Les Paul, Édith Piaf, Trio Aguilillas and Dexter Gordon.
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1950
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1950
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1950
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405
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Buy album United States
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1950
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240
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1950
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233
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1950
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230
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1950
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131
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1950
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117
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1950
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102
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Total albums: 116. Page 1 of 12

Best Albums of 1950 composition

Country Albums %


United States 79 68%
France 8 7%
Mixed Nationality 5 4%
Canada 4 3%
Cuba 3 3%
Austria 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 113 97%
Yes 3 3%
Live? Albums %
No 115 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 115 99%
Yes 1 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
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2. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
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4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
6. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
7. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
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16. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
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18. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
19. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
20. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
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