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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 Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Thelonious Monk, Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Jorge Ben 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:421 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:11,844
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:11,175
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:161
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:4,215
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  78/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,933
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  79/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,743
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:909
Average Rating:  77/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:907
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:647
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,074
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:636
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,103
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:600
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,204
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:295
Rank in 1960s287Overall Rank:3,876
Average Rating:  69/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
John Coltrane 3 2%
Dionne Warwick 2 1%
The Chiffons 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 125 77%
United Kingdom 14 9%
France 6 4%
Brazil 4 2%
Italy 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Poland 1 1%
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