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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, 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:560 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:16,224
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:641 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,661
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,714
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,098 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,707
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  79/100 (377 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:2,383
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:907
Average Rating:  76/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,318
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating:  80/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,219
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,620
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,362
Average Rating:  77/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:726
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,504
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:664
Rank in 1960s228Overall Rank:2,646
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Johnny Cash 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Sarah Vaughan 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 194 75%
United Kingdom 16 6%
Brazil 11 4%
France 8 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Argentina 3 1%
Austria 2 1%
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