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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, Edith Piaf and Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Anthology Of American Folk Music
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1952Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1952:1Rank Score:729
Rank in 1950s43Overall Rank:2,494
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:53 charts
Rank in 1952:2Rank Score:534
Rank in 1950s60Overall Rank:3,146
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Bird & DizUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1952Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1952:3Rank Score:518
Rank in 1950s64Overall Rank:3,222
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:41 charts
Rank in 1952:4Rank Score:423
Rank in 1950s76Overall Rank:3,779
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Compilation
United States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1952Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1952:5Rank Score:250
Rank in 1950s120Overall Rank:5,713
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

UnforgettableUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1952:6Rank Score:248
Rank in 1950s124Overall Rank:5,767
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 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 1950s155Overall Rank:7,355
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:20 charts
Rank in 1952:8Rank Score:152
Rank in 1950s178Overall Rank:8,340
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 1950s185Overall Rank:8,623
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

La Vie En RoseFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1952Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:121
Rank in 1950s208Overall Rank:9,952
Average Rating:  73/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1952 composition

Artist Albums %


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


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