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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, Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson and Jorge Ben.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:499 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:14,946
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:144
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,051
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  84/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,444
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  77/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,705
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,198
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:915
Average Rating:  76/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,218
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,520
Average Rating:  78/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,735
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:75 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:752
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,260
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:73 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:666
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,485
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:590
Rank in 1960s230Overall Rank:2,739
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 187 76%
United Kingdom 16 7%
Brazil 7 3%
France 7 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Argentina 3 1%
Poland 2 1%
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