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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 27,000 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, Howlin' Wolf, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,051 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:41,420
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,413 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:7,589
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:5,923
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  84/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,273
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  81/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,134
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:954
Average Rating:  79/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,072
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:975
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,013
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:997
Average Rating:  82/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,546
Average Rating:  78/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,118
Rank in 1950s29Overall Rank:1,641
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:885
Rank in 1950s36Overall Rank:1,999
Average Rating:  77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 193 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 3%
Mixed Nationality 5 2%
Brazil 4 2%
France 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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