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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 14,000 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, Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman, The Beach Boys and Thelonious Monk.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:10,081
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: 84/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:8,808
Rank in 1960s31Overall Rank:168
Average Rating: 86/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:3,621
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:396
Average Rating: 78/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,614
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:534
Average Rating: 79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,533
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:868
Average Rating: 77/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s131Overall Rank:1,407
Average Rating: 79/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,975
Average Rating: 79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,094
Average Rating: 76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieGermany Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:334
Rank in 1960s229Overall Rank:3,037
Average Rating: 77/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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John Coltrane And Johnny HartmanUnited States John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Year of Release:1963Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:321
Rank in 1960s233Overall Rank:3,169
Average Rating: 72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beatles 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Chiffons 2 2%
Johnny Cash 2 2%
Jan & Dean 2 2%
Peter, Paul And Mary 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 102 78%
United Kingdom 13 10%
France 5 4%
Brazil 3 2%
Germany 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
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