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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 27,000 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, Bud Powell, Les Baxter, Duke Ellington, Maro Ajemian, Doris Day, The Chordettes and Judy Garland.
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1.

Hank Williams Sings
Compilation
United States Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
Year of Release:1951Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:507
Rank in 1950s57Overall Rank:3,105
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 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:53 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:414
Rank in 1950s73Overall Rank:3,625
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:221
Rank in 1950s128Overall Rank:5,958
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:155
Rank in 1950s164Overall Rank:7,782
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:143
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:8,280
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:141
Rank in 1950s182Overall Rank:8,380
Average Rating:  70/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s273Overall Rank:13,609
Average Rating:  69/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:68
Rank in 1950s307Overall Rank:15,499
Average Rating:  72/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:62
Rank in 1950s326Overall Rank:16,507
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Rock Island Line: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial, Vol. 2United States Leadbelly
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:48
Rank in 1950s363Overall Rank:18,825
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 13%
Doris Day 3 5%
Bud Powell 2 4%
Frankie Laine 2 4%
Mario Lanza 1 2%
Gerry Mulligan 1 2%
Les Brown 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 39 70%
Mixed Nationality 9 16%
France 2 4%
Hungary 1 2%
Belarus 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
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