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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 20,000 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 Frank Sinatra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:12,484
Rank in 1960s27Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:11,852
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:154
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:4,692
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  78/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,216
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  79/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,789
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:927
Average Rating:  77/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:952
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:682
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,076
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:676
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  79/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:629
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Samba Esquema NovoBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1963Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:352
Rank in 1960s264Overall Rank:3,488
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 3 2%
John Coltrane 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 2%
Jan & Dean 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 136 75%
United Kingdom 15 8%
France 6 3%
Brazil 5 3%
Italy 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Greece 1 1%
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