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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 36,000 greatest album charts.

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1952 year summaryThe best artists of 1952 were Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Williams, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Duke Ellington, 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:64 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:776
Rank in 1950s44Overall Rank:2,585
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 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:757
Rank in 1950s45Overall Rank:2,630
Average Rating:  75/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

Moanin' The BluesUnited States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1952Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:585
Rank in 1950s60Overall Rank:3,188
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 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:517
Rank in 1950s70Overall Rank:3,542
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 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 1950s72Overall Rank:3,642
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Amazing Bud PowellUnited States Bud Powell
Year of Release:1952Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:328
Rank in 1950s109Overall Rank:5,072
Average Rating:  75/100 (45 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:47 charts
Rank in 1952:7Rank Score:289
Rank in 1950s119Overall Rank:5,603
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 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:266
Rank in 1950s128Overall Rank:5,997
Average Rating:  72/100 (31 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:42 charts
Rank in 1952:9Rank Score:266
Rank in 1950s129Overall Rank:6,009
Average Rating:  70/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

City Of GlassUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1952Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:261
Rank in 1950s131Overall Rank:6,093
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 4%
Anita O'Day 2 2%
Nat King Cole 2 2%
Edith Piaf 2 2%
Blind Blake 2 2%
Charlie Parker 2 2%
Oscar Peterson 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 63 71%
Mixed Nationality 5 6%
France 4 4%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
Bahamas 2 2%
Cuba 1 1%
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