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The Highest Rated Albums of the 1950s

1.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
August 17, 1959
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2.

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
March 23, 1956
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

3.

Elvis Presley - For LP Fans Only
February 6, 1959
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4.

Elvis Presley - Elvis
October 19, 1956
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

6.

Frank Sinatra - A Swingin' Affair!
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

9.

Charles Mingus - The Clown
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

10.

Elvis Presley - Elvis' Christmas Album
October 15, 1957
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

11.

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

14.

Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight
March 6, 1957
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

15.

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
November 1, 1957
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

16.

Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles
October 1, 1959
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

20.

Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!
January 1, 1958
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

21.

John Coltrane - Soultrane
January 1, 1958
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

22.

Ray Charles - Ray Charles
January 1, 1957
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

25.

Chet Baker - Chet
January 0, 1959
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
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