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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 Duke Ellington, Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, Hank Williams, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian and The Ames Brothers.
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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 1950s65Overall Rank:3,252
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Ellington UptownUnited States Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Year of Release:1951Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:523
Rank in 1950s71Overall Rank:3,440
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Genius Of Modern Music: Volume 1
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1951Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:477
Rank in 1950s76Overall Rank:3,686
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:361
Rank in 1950s95Overall Rank:4,617
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:220
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:6,824
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:207
Rank in 1950s155Overall Rank:7,151
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

John Cage: Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared PianoUnited States Maro Ajemian
Year of Release:1951Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:142
Rank in 1950s197Overall Rank:9,447
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Sentimental MeUnited States The Ames Brothers
Year of Release:1951Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:111
Rank in 1950s239Overall Rank:11,523
Average Rating: Not enough data
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:90
Rank in 1950s295Overall Rank:14,107
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s319Overall Rank:15,531
Average Rating:  70/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 10%
The Original Broadway Cast 3 4%
Doris Day 3 4%
Frankie Laine 2 3%
Bud Powell 2 3%
Charlie Parker 2 3%
Lefty Frizzell 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 59 76%
Mixed Nationality 10 13%
France 2 3%
Germany 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Hungary 1 1%
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