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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, Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, 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 1950s65Overall Rank:3,341
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:65 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:496
Rank in 1950s74Overall Rank:3,681
Average Rating:  77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:222
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:6,996
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:211
Rank in 1950s158Overall Rank:7,251
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:20 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:128
Rank in 1950s219Overall Rank:10,517
Average Rating:  69/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Sentimental MeUnited States The Ames Brothers
Year of Release:1951Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:111
Rank in 1950s250Overall Rank:11,839
Average Rating:  74/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s299Overall Rank:14,339
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:17 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:91
Rank in 1950s300Overall Rank:14,351
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:86
Rank in 1950s316Overall Rank:15,188
Average Rating:  74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Afro-Cuban Jazz SuiteCuba Machito
Year of Release:1951Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:77
Rank in 1950s351Overall Rank:16,689
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 10%
Doris Day 3 4%
Frankie Laine 2 3%
Charlie Parker 2 3%
The Original Broadway Cast 2 3%
Miles Davis 1 1%
Artur Rubinstein 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 57 71%
Mixed Nationality 13 16%
France 2 3%
Canada 1 1%
Hungary 1 1%
China 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
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