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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 36,000 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:1,276 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,291
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,737 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,171
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,787
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  84/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,518
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,795
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:878
Average Rating:  79/100 (212 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:224 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,600
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  82/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,522
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:966
Average Rating:  80/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,414
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,595
Average Rating:  78/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,290
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,720
Average Rating:  76/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,045
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,050
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 227 73%
United Kingdom 18 6%
Brazil 18 6%
Mixed Nationality 10 3%
France 6 2%
Canada 6 2%
Germany 3 1%
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