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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 17,000 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 Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:11,305
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  84/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:10,072
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:169
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:4,021
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  77/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,748
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  79/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,647
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:903
Average Rating:  77/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,445
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 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:775
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,712
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,302
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:287
Rank in 1960s281Overall Rank:3,841
Average Rating:  69/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Charles Mingus 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
The Miracles 2 1%
Dionne Warwick 2 1%
Stevie Wonder 2 1%
Johnny Cash 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 109 75%
United Kingdom 15 10%
France 6 4%
Brazil 4 3%
Germany 2 1%
Argentina 2 1%
Australia 1 1%
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