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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 33,000 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:375 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:5,962
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  80/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,760
Rank in 1950s13Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,861
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,218
Average Rating:  80/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,301
Average Rating:  80/100 (163 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:112 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,331
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,619
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Lady Sings The BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,244
Rank in 1950s29Overall Rank:1,709
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:1,167
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,793
Average Rating:  80/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:1,156
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,804
Average Rating:  77/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg VariationsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1956Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:769
Rank in 1950s43Overall Rank:2,515
Average Rating:  79/100 (72 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%
Miles Davis 3 2%
Art Tatum 3 2%
Clifford Brown 2 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 153 86%
Mixed Nationality 7 4%
France 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Canada 2 1%
Germany 1 1%
India 1 1%
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