Best Albums of 1957

Listed below are the best albums of 1957 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 greatest album charts.

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1957 year summaryThe best artists of 1957 were John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Little Richard, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Buddy Holly, The Crickets, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Ray Charles.
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1957
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5,966
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4,047
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3,117
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2,831
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1957
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2,638
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2,504
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1957
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1,814
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1,585
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1957
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1,462
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Total albums: 432. Page 1 of 44

Best Albums of 1957 composition

Country Albums %


United States 282 65%
United Kingdom 42 10%
Mixed Nationality 23 5%
Brazil 21 5%
Canada 9 2%
France 8 2%
Cuba 8 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 414 96%
Yes 18 4%
Live? Albums %
No 425 98%
Yes 7 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 429 99%
Yes 3 1%
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