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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 35,000 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:1,259 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:46,772
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,709 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,040
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,717
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,400
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  81/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,832
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  79/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,650
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:909
Average Rating:  80/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,632
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:915
Average Rating:  82/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,436
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,553
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,217
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,768
Average Rating:  77/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,027
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,047
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Connie Francis 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Thelonious Monk 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 226 78%
United Kingdom 11 4%
Brazil 8 3%
Mixed Nationality 7 2%
France 6 2%
Canada 6 2%
Germany 3 1%
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