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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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%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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