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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 35,000 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 The Quintet.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:6,158
Rank in 1950s5Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  80/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,338
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  81/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 1950s11Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,894
Rank in 1950s20Overall Rank:1,228
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,766
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,292
Average Rating:  80/100 (173 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:119 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,376
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,609
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Lady Sings The BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,313
Rank in 1950s29Overall Rank:1,679
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:1,227
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,767
Average Rating:  78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:1,172
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,840
Average Rating:  80/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

The Goldberg VariationsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1956Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:809
Rank in 1950s42Overall Rank:2,477
Average Rating:  80/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 5 2%
Various Artists 4 2%
Art Tatum 3 1%
Billie Holiday 3 1%
The Original Broadway Cast 3 1%
Ted Heath 3 1%
Ted Heath And His Music 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 162 78%
United Kingdom 16 8%
Mixed Nationality 10 5%
France 5 2%
Brazil 3 1%
Cuba 2 1%
Chile 2 1%
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