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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 33,000 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, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, 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:48 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:550
Rank in 1950s62Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 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:59 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:454
Rank in 1950s78Overall Rank:3,757
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:275
Rank in 1950s117Overall Rank:5,578
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:210
Rank in 1950s143Overall Rank:6,898
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:194
Rank in 1950s155Overall Rank:7,359
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 1950s195Overall Rank:9,260
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1951:7Rank Score:83
Rank in 1950s297Overall Rank:14,835
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Harmony Time Vol.2United States The Chordettes
Year of Release:1951Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:81
Rank in 1950s304Overall Rank:15,170
Average Rating:  70/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

School DaysUnited States Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1951Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:78
Rank in 1950s314Overall Rank:15,619
Average Rating:  74/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:65
Rank in 1950s356Overall Rank:17,669
Average Rating:  69/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 11%
Doris Day 3 5%
The Original Broadway Cast 2 3%
Frankie Laine 2 3%
Bud Powell 2 3%
The Chordettes 1 2%
Erroll Garner 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 47 71%
Mixed Nationality 11 17%
France 2 3%
Belarus 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
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