Best Albums of 1956

Listed below are the best albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Fats Domino and Glenn Gould.
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1956
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4,739
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1,676
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1,573
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1,291
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1,157
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1,110
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1,098
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711
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Total albums: 280. Page 1 of 28

Best Albums of 1956 composition

Country Albums %


United States 199 71%
United Kingdom 19 7%
Mixed Nationality 17 6%
Brazil 15 5%
France 7 3%
Germany 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 272 97%
Yes 8 3%
Live? Albums %
No 278 99%
Yes 2 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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