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Best Albums of 1956

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 32,000 greatest album charts.

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1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Sonny Rollins, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Glenn Gould and Louis Prima.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:5,920
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  80/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,138
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  81/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,801
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  79/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,862
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,195
Average Rating:  80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,568
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,364
Average Rating:  80/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song BookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,349
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Lady Sings The BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,253
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,655
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:1,108
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,832
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:1,045
Rank in 1950s35Overall Rank:1,928
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg VariationsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1956Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:763
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,468
Average Rating:  78/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 5 3%
Billie Holiday 3 2%
Various Artists 3 2%
Art Tatum 3 2%
Coleman Hawkins 2 1%
Clifford Brown 2 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 145 87%
Mixed Nationality 6 4%
France 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Canada 2 1%
Cuba 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
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