Best Albums of 1959

Listed below are the best albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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, Nina Simone and Howlin' Wolf.
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1959
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28,016
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7,775
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6,771
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4,088
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3,501
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3,131
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2,405
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1,827
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1,531
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Total albums: 478. Page 1 of 48

Best Albums of 1959 composition

Country Albums %


United States 335 70%
United Kingdom 31 6%
Brazil 30 6%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
Canada 10 2%
France 9 2%
Germany 5 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 449 94%
Yes 29 6%
Live? Albums %
No 468 98%
Yes 10 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 468 98%
Yes 10 2%
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