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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 19,000 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, Phil Spector, Thelonious Monk, The Beach Boys, Jorge Ben and John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:11,991
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:11,525
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:4,202
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  78/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,065
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  79/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,802
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:898
Average Rating:  77/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:886
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,612
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,079
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:626
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,164
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:603
Rank in 1960s201Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:290
Rank in 1960s295Overall Rank:3,972
Average Rating:  69/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Shirelles 2 1%
The Miracles 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 130 75%
United Kingdom 14 8%
France 6 3%
Brazil 4 2%
Italy 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
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