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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 24,000 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, Thelonious Monk, The Beach Boys, Jorge Ben, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:13,724
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:13,350
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,137
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  78/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,778
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  78/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,959
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  77/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,195
Rank in 1960s139Overall Rank:1,448
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:785
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,048
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,328
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s210Overall Rank:2,363
Average Rating:  79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Samba Esquema NovoBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1963Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:409
Rank in 1960s265Overall Rank:3,432
Average Rating:  77/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beatles 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 168 76%
United Kingdom 16 7%
France 7 3%
Mixed Nationality 5 2%
Brazil 5 2%
Poland 2 1%
Austria 2 1%
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