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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 31,000 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, Bud Powell, Duke Ellington, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Maro Ajemian, 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:48 charts
Rank in 1951:1Rank Score:532
Rank in 1950s61Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 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:57 charts
Rank in 1951:2Rank Score:442
Rank in 1950s75Overall Rank:3,727
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1951Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1951:3Rank Score:256
Rank in 1950s119Overall Rank:5,693
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

Masterpieces By EllingtonUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1951Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1951:4Rank Score:216
Rank in 1950s133Overall Rank:6,503
Average Rating:  73/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Ritual Of The SavageUnited States Les Baxter
Year of Release:1951Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:157
Rank in 1950s174Overall Rank:8,314
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 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:19 charts
Rank in 1951:6Rank Score:139
Rank in 1950s192Overall Rank:9,104
Average Rating:  71/100 (15 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 1950s283Overall Rank:14,744
Average Rating:  72/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

On Moonlight BayUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:8Rank Score:72
Rank in 1950s309Overall Rank:16,037
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Judy At The Palace
Compilation
United States Judy Garland
Year of Release:1951Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1951:9Rank Score:65
Rank in 1950s333Overall Rank:17,175
Average Rating:  69/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2United States Les Paul & Mary Ford
Year of Release:1951Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1951:10Rank Score:54
Rank in 1950s366Overall Rank:19,256
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1951 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 11%
Doris Day 3 5%
Frankie Laine 2 3%
Bud Powell 2 3%
Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys 1 2%
Ernest Tubb 1 2%
Herbert Von Karajan / Chor Und Orchester Der Bayreuther Festspiele 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 42 69%
Mixed Nationality 11 18%
France 2 3%
Hungary 1 2%
Belarus 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
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