Album Rankings

(NOTE: These are my opinions. I can almost guarantee that you will disagree with them at some point. Music is quite possibly the most subjective media type, after all. So if you don’t agree with them, that’s fine! Everyone has unique opinions, especially with music. Each entry contains a link to the album’s respective review.)

  1. Lady in Satin by Billie Holiday (1958)
  2. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus (1963)
  3. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan (1963)
  4. Sunday at the Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio (1961)
  5. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis (1959)
  6. Live at the Apollo by James Brown (1963)
  7. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk (1957)
  8. Palo Congo by Sabu (1957)
  9. Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith (1960)
  10. Live at the Harlem Square Club by Sam Cooke (1963)
  11. With The Beatles by The Beatles (1963)
  12. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music by Ray Charles (1962)
  13. The “Chirping” Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957)
  14. Joan Baez by Joan Baez (1960)
  15. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (1962)
  16. Muddy Waters at Newport by Muddy Waters (1960)
  17. The Genius of Ray Charles by Ray Charles (1959)
  18. Night Life by Ray Price (1963)
  19. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald (1959)
  20. In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra (1955)
  21. Miriam Makeba by Miriam Makeba (1960)
  22. This is Fats Domino! by Fats Domino (1956)
  23. Dance Mania by Tito Puente and His Orchestra (1958)
  24. Jack Takes the Floor by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1958)
  25. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)
  26. Kenya by Machito (1957)
  27. Ellington at Newport by Duke Ellington (1956)
  28. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins (1959)
  29. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie (1957)
  30. Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis (1957)
  31. Green Onions by Booker T. and The M.G.s (1962)
  32. A Date With The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers (1960)
  33. A Christmas Gift for You by Phil Spector (1963)
  34. Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! by Frank Sinatra (1956)
  35. Here’s Little Richard by Little Richard (1957)
  36. Elvis is Back! by Elvis Presley (1960)
  37. Tragic Songs of Life by The Louvin Brothers (1956)
  38. The Wildest! by Louis Prima (1956)
  39. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley (1956)
  40. At Mr. Kelly’s by Sarah Vaughan (1958)