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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 Frank Sinatra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:10,754
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:147
Average Rating: 84/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:9,773
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:167
Average Rating: 86/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:3,853
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:411
Average Rating: 78/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:565
Average Rating: 79/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,608
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:889
Average Rating: 77/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:925
Rank in 1960s131Overall Rank:1,424
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:40 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:714
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,778
Average Rating: 78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating: 75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:410
Rank in 1960s222Overall Rank:2,761
Average Rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s278Overall Rank:3,922
Average Rating: 69/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 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%
Thelonious Monk 2 1%
Jan & Dean 2 1%
Martha & The Vandellas 2 1%
Sam Cooke 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 109 76%
United Kingdom 14 10%
France 5 3%
Brazil 4 3%
Germany 2 1%
Argentina 2 1%
Italy 1 1%
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