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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 30,000 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 Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson, The Beach Boys and Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:16,445
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:644 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,681
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,651
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,777
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  79/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,405
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:907
Average Rating:  76/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,294
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,564
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,282
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  80/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:782
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,360
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s227Overall Rank:2,656
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 193 75%
United Kingdom 16 6%
Brazil 10 4%
France 8 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Argentina 3 1%
Jamaica 3 1%
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