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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 26,000 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 Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:14,671
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:144
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,016
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (920 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,355
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  78/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  78/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,168
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  77/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:883
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:1,956
Average Rating:  80/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:732
Rank in 1960s202Overall Rank:2,276
Average Rating:  78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,486
Average Rating:  78/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Samba Esquema NovoBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1963Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:484
Rank in 1960s251Overall Rank:3,152
Average Rating:  76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Wes Montgomery 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 180 77%
United Kingdom 16 7%
France 7 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 3%
Brazil 5 2%
Poland 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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