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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 33,000 greatest album charts.

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1963 year summaryThe best artists of 1963 were Charles Mingus, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, James Brown, Thelonious Monk, Sam Cooke, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson, The Beach Boys and Jorge Ben.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:17,481
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:15,572
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,092 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,020
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,190 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,005
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  79/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,586
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:896
Average Rating:  76/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,334
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  81/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,283
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,661
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:818
Rank in 1960s204Overall Rank:2,385
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:780
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,482
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:673
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,773
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 205 73%
United Kingdom 14 5%
Brazil 14 5%
France 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 8 3%
Jamaica 3 1%
Argentina 3 1%
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