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

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:10,916
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:147
Average Rating: 84/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:9,909
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:168
Average Rating: 86/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:3,948
Rank in 1960s53Overall Rank:405
Average Rating: 77/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,706
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:569
Average Rating: 79/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:860
Average Rating: 77/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:956
Rank in 1960s133Overall Rank:1,399
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:39 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:712
Rank in 1960s163Overall Rank:1,809
Average Rating: 78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:602
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,067
Average Rating: 75/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:416
Rank in 1960s223Overall Rank:2,761
Average Rating: 76/100 (41 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:269
Rank in 1960s284Overall Rank:3,957
Average Rating: 69/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Charles Mingus 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Dionne Warwick 2 1%
Johnny Cash 2 1%
Peter, Paul And Mary 2 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 108 75%
United Kingdom 14 10%
France 6 4%
Brazil 4 3%
Germany 2 1%
Argentina 2 1%
Italy 1 1%
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