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Best Albums of 1952

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1952 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

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1952 year summaryThe best artists of 1952 were Hank Williams, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie and Edith Piaf.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:733
Rank in 1950s43Overall Rank:2,481
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:533
Rank in 1950s57Overall Rank:3,117
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:495
Rank in 1950s66Overall Rank:3,307
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:413
Rank in 1950s76Overall Rank:3,799
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:252
Rank in 1950s117Overall Rank:5,632
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:251
Rank in 1950s120Overall Rank:5,659
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson TrioUnited States Lester Young
Year of Release:1952Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:180
Rank in 1950s152Overall Rank:7,272
Average Rating:  69/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:154
Rank in 1950s172Overall Rank:8,169
Average Rating:  74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Igor Stravinsky: Rite Of SpringUkraine Igor Markevitch / Vienna Philharmonic
Year of Release:1952Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:146
Rank in 1950s184Overall Rank:8,536
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Bird And DizUnited States Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1952Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:119
Rank in 1950s210Overall Rank:10,027
Average Rating:  76/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 6%
Edith Piaf 2 3%
Lester Young 2 3%
Charlie Parker 2 3%
Lee Wiley 2 3%
Anita O'Day 2 3%
Nat King Cole 2 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 50 78%
Mixed Nationality 4 6%
France 3 5%
Canada 2 3%
Ukraine 1 2%
Haiti 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
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