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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 Charles Mingus, Bob Dylan, 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:410 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:11,510
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:11,003
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:158
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (402 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:4,195
Rank in 1960s54Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  77/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:2,989
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:1,742
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:898
Average Rating:  77/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,646
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:737
Rank in 1960s170Overall Rank:1,843
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 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 1960s187Overall Rank:2,072
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:598
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,187
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:42 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:298
Rank in 1960s285Overall Rank:3,857
Average Rating:  69/100 (58 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%
Johnny Cash 2 1%
Peter, Paul And Mary 2 1%
Coleman Hawkins 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 121 77%
United Kingdom 14 9%
France 6 4%
Brazil 3 2%
Germany 2 1%
Italy 2 1%
Australia 1 1%
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