Top Albums of 1957

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 353 Little Richard Here's Little Richard Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
2 386 The Crickets The "Chirping" Crickets Rockabilly
3 474 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Hard Bop
4 584 Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Hard Bop
5 1042 Miles Davis Miles Ahead Cool Jazz
6 1246 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps Rockabilly
7 1264 The Original Broadway Cast West Side Story Show Tunes
8 1301 Sonny Rollins Way Out West Hard Bop
9 1505 Chuck Berry After School Session Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
10 1576 Count Basie April in Paris Big Band, Swing
11 1606 Miles Davis Round About Midnight Hard Bop
12 1613 The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony, Pop, Rock & Roll
13 1709 Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section Cool Jazz
14 1814 Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
15 1952 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook Big Band, Vocal Jazz
16 2018 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! Country, Rockabilly
17 2072 Nat King Cole After Midnight Vocal Jazz
18 2282 Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair! Standards, Vocal Jazz
19 2289 Elvis Presley Loving You Rock & Roll
20 2396 Duke Ellington Such Sweet Thunder Big Band
21 2407 Count Basie At Newport Big Band
22 2465 Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most Standards, Vocal Jazz
23 2632 Frank Sinatra Where Are You? Standards, Vocal Jazz
24 2659 Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre 3 Cool Jazz
25 2735 Nat King Cole Love Is the Thing Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
26 2785 Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Rhythm & Blues, Soul     
27 2842 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself Hard Bop
28 2846 B.B. King Singin' the Blues Electric Blues

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Henry "Red" Allen Ride, Red, Ride in Hi-Fi/World on a String Dixieland
Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session Hard Bop
The "5" Royales Dedicated to You Doo-Wop
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again Standards, Vocal Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie Birks' Works Big Band
Anita O'Day Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day Vocal Jazz
Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High Bebop
Gerry Mulligan At Storyville Jazz
Charles Mingus The Clown Post-Bop
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company Acoustic Blues, Gospel
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Super-Sonic Jazz Post-Bop
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album Christmas Music, Gospel, Rock & Roll
Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love Standards, Vocal Jazz
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Hard Bop