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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1963 year summaryThe best artists of 1963 were Charles Mingus, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Thelonious Monk, The Beach Boys, Jorge Ben, Frank Sinatra and Kenny Burrell.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:14,051
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:149
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:13,808
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  84/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,360
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  78/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,617
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  79/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,167
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:894
Average Rating:  76/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:876
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:1,937
Average Rating:  79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:684
Rank in 1960s204Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Samba Esquema NovoBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1963Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:493
Rank in 1960s245Overall Rank:3,052
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 170 76%
United Kingdom 16 7%
France 7 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 3%
Brazil 5 2%
Italy 2 1%
South Africa 2 1%
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