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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 38,000 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, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,309 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:48,502
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,810 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,414
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  84/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:8,199
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  84/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,682
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,998
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  82/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,822
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:891
Average Rating:  79/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  80/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,444
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating:  78/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,347
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,705
Average Rating:  77/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,012
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,152
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 234 70%
Brazil 28 8%
United Kingdom 21 6%
Mixed Nationality 11 3%
France 6 2%
Canada 6 2%
Germany 4 1%
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