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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 18,000 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, Thelonious Monk, 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:399 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:11,320
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:10,557
Rank in 1960s30Overall Rank:164
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:4,130
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  77/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,845
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  79/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,710
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:896
Average Rating:  77/100 (467 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:940
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,483
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:722
Rank in 1960s169Overall Rank:1,844
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:634
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,048
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating:  77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Surfer GirlUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1963Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:289
Rank in 1960s288Overall Rank:3,899
Average Rating:  69/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 2%
The Beach Boys 3 2%
The Beatles 3 2%
Charles Mingus 3 2%
Jan & Dean 2 1%
Peter, Paul And Mary 2 1%
Coleman Hawkins 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 116 75%
United Kingdom 15 10%
France 6 4%
Brazil 3 2%
Argentina 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Italy 2 1%
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