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Best Albums of 1963

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1963 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1963 year summaryThe best artists of 1963 were Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Phil Spector, Thelonious Monk, The Beach Boys, John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman and Jimmy Smith.
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1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:10,604
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 84/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:9,710
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:166
Average Rating: 86/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:3,870
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:402
Average Rating: 78/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,647
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:566
Average Rating: 79/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,595
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:889
Average Rating: 77/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:957
Rank in 1960s131Overall Rank:1,371
Average Rating: 78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,698
Average Rating: 78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,091
Average Rating: 76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:420
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,682
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:314
Rank in 1960s251Overall Rank:3,422
Average Rating: 72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
Johnny Cash 2 1%
The Chiffons 2 1%
Peter, Paul And Mary 2 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 106 76%
United Kingdom 14 10%
France 5 4%
Brazil 4 3%
Germany 2 1%
Argentina 2 1%
Australia 1 1%
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