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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 32,000 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:1,177 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:45,527
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,585 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,596
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:7,161
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  84/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,096
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  81/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,490
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:903
Average Rating:  82/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,454
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:918
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,336
Rank in 1950s17Overall Rank:961
Average Rating:  80/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,378
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  77/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,180
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,745
Average Rating:  76/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:925
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,131
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 213 81%
United Kingdom 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Canada 6 2%
Brazil 5 2%
France 5 2%
Germany 3 1%
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