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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1951 year summaryThe best artists of 1951 were Hank Williams, Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, The Ames Brothers and The Chordettes.
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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:561
Rank in 1950s66Overall Rank:3,261
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 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:62 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:472
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,743
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:239
Rank in 1950s137Overall Rank:6,469
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:207
Rank in 1950s156Overall Rank:7,196
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1951Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:192
Rank in 1950s165Overall Rank:7,602
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 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:21 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:142
Rank in 1950s201Overall Rank:9,532
Average Rating:  69/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Sentimental MeUnited States The Ames Brothers
Year of Release:1951Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:112
Rank in 1950s237Overall Rank:11,541
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:90
Rank in 1950s299Overall Rank:14,218
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s319Overall Rank:15,658
Average Rating:  67/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:79
Rank in 1950s327Overall Rank:15,990
Average Rating:  74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 10%
Doris Day 3 4%
The Original Broadway Cast 3 4%
Frankie Laine 2 2%
Charlie Parker 2 2%
Louis Armstrong 1 1%
The Mills Brothers 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 61 75%
Mixed Nationality 10 12%
Germany 2 2%
France 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Hungary 1 1%
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