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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 37,000 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, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,299 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:48,297
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,784 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,513
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  84/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:8,135
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  84/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,540
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,803
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:880
Average Rating:  79/100 (217 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:229 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,768
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:895
Average Rating:  82/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,605
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:954
Average Rating:  80/100 (196 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:1,427
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,602
Average Rating:  78/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,298
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,734
Average Rating:  77/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,002
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,157
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 233 70%
Brazil 27 8%
United Kingdom 19 6%
Mixed Nationality 12 4%
Canada 6 2%
France 6 2%
Germany 3 1%
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