Best Albums of 1959

Listed below are the best albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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1959
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30,441
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2,912
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2,417
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1,414
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1,380
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Total albums: 423. Page 1 of 43

Best Albums of 1959 composition

Country Albums %


United States 295 70%
Brazil 31 7%
United Kingdom 27 6%
France 9 2%
Mixed Nationality 9 2%
Canada 7 2%
Germany 5 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 395 93%
Yes 28 7%
Live? Albums %
No 417 99%
Yes 6 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 418 99%
Yes 5 1%
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