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Best Albums of the 1950s by User Score

1.

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
August 17th, 1959
USER SCORE
90
1,265 ratings

2.

John Coltrane - Blue Train
January 0th, 1958
USER SCORE
87
405 ratings

3.

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
September 14th, 1959
USER SCORE
86
327 ratings

5.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
January 0th, 1959
USER SCORE
85
195 ratings

7.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
December 14th, 1959
USER SCORE
84
267 ratings

8.

João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade
April 1st, 1959
USER SCORE
84
109 ratings

11.

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
January 1st, 1958
USER SCORE
83
86 ratings

12.

Charles Mingus - The Clown
January 1st, 1957
USER SCORE
83
131 ratings

14.

Miles Davis - Milestones
September 2nd, 1958
USER SCORE
82
127 ratings

15.

Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
March 9th, 1959
USER SCORE
82
79 ratings

16.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings
April 1st, 1954
USER SCORE
82
185 ratings

17.

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
January 1st, 1957
USER SCORE
82
114 ratings

18.

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue
June 24th, 1958
USER SCORE
81
101 ratings

22.

Frank Sinatra - Come Fly with Me
January 6th, 1958
USER SCORE
81
67 ratings

23.

Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
January 1st, 1956
USER SCORE
81
125 ratings

24.

Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight
March 4th, 1957
USER SCORE
80
173 ratings

25.

Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
June 1st, 1958
USER SCORE
80
77 ratings
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