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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:1,203 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:45,968
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,631 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,543
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,385
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  84/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,414
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,606
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:887
Average Rating:  79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,503
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  82/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,454
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  80/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,394
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,182
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,770
Average Rating:  77/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:910
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,195
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 218 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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