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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 30,000 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, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:44,252
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,529 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,170
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  84/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:6,496
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  84/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,325
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:932
Average Rating:  82/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,268
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:949
Average Rating:  79/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:953
Average Rating:  80/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,339
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,125
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,725
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:966
Rank in 1950s35Overall Rank:1,989
Average Rating:  77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 4 2%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Oscar Peterson 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Canada 6 2%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
France 5 2%
Brazil 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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