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Best Albums of 1959

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 33,000 greatest album charts.

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1959 year summaryThe best artists of 1959 were Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Berry, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,218 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:46,181
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,665 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,800
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,541
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,415
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  81/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,712
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:871
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,497
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:930
Average Rating:  82/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,490
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,410
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,545
Average Rating:  78/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,214
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,740
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:925
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,182
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Johnny Cash 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Oscar Peterson 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 219 81%
United Kingdom 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 7 3%
Canada 6 2%
Brazil 5 2%
France 5 2%
Germany 3 1%
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