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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:1,156 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:44,432
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,537 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:8,323
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  84/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:6,790
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  84/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:4,727
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  81/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,353
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:925
Average Rating:  79/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.

Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,321
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  82/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The Moonlight
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,278
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:962
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:1,336
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,519
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:1,139
Rank in 1950s30Overall Rank:1,724
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 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:976
Rank in 1950s35Overall Rank:1,983
Average Rating:  77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


Oscar Peterson 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Elvis Presley 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 206 82%
United Kingdom 9 4%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Canada 6 2%
France 5 2%
Brazil 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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