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Best Albums of 1951

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1951 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, Hank Williams, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, The Ames Brothers, The Chordettes and Dizzy Gillespie.
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1.

Hank Williams Sings
Compilation
United States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1951Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:560
Rank in 1950s69Overall Rank:3,358
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Genius Of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:477
Rank in 1950s81Overall Rank:3,804
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:225
Rank in 1950s150Overall Rank:6,958
Average Rating:  75/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:216
Rank in 1950s156Overall Rank:7,191
Average Rating:  73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:115
Rank in 1950s242Overall Rank:11,580
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Sentimental MeUnited States The Ames Brothers
Year of Release:1951Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:109
Rank in 1950s258Overall Rank:12,102
Average Rating:  74/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:92
Rank in 1950s301Overall Rank:14,340
Average Rating:  68/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s303Overall Rank:14,468
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s309Overall Rank:14,543
Average Rating:  74/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1951Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:78
Rank in 1950s350Overall Rank:16,569
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 10%
Doris Day 3 3%
The Original Broadway Cast 2 2%
Frankie Laine 2 2%
Edith Piaf 2 2%
Charlie Parker 2 2%
Louis Armstrong 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 59 68%
Mixed Nationality 14 16%
France 3 3%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Belarus 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
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