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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1952 year summaryThe best artists of 1952 were Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Williams, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young and Stan Kenton.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:845
Rank in 1950s41Overall Rank:2,438
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
Year of Release:1952Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:758
Rank in 1950s45Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:589
Rank in 1950s64Overall Rank:3,211
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

Ellington UptownUnited States Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Year of Release:1952Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:515
Rank in 1950s70Overall Rank:3,588
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

Billie Holiday SingsUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1952Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:500
Rank in 1950s76Overall Rank:3,678
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1952Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:336
Rank in 1950s110Overall Rank:5,061
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:291
Rank in 1950s119Overall Rank:5,658
Average Rating:  77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:268
Rank in 1950s129Overall Rank:6,037
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson TrioUnited States Lester Young
Year of Release:1952Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:267
Rank in 1950s130Overall Rank:6,044
Average Rating:  72/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:266
Rank in 1950s131Overall Rank:6,069
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 5%
Charlie Parker 2 2%
Oscar Peterson 2 2%
Lee Wiley 2 2%
Anita O'Day 2 2%
Nat King Cole 2 2%
Anne Shelton 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 61 70%
Mixed Nationality 7 8%
France 3 3%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
Guernsey 1 1%
Peru 1 1%
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