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Top-rated albums of 1963

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1963 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:16,908
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:673 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:15,152
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,049 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,329
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Beethoven: IX. SymphonieMixed Nationality Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1963Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1963:20Rank Score:255
Rank in 1960s395Overall Rank:5,788
Average Rating:  80/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,953
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  79/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:821
Rank in 1960s203Overall Rank:2,328
Average Rating:  78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,286
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,621
Average Rating:  78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:775
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  77/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,769
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,148 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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10.

BalladsUnited States John Coltrane Quartet
Year of Release:1963Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1963:18Rank Score:294
Rank in 1960s358Overall Rank:5,176
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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