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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 28,000 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, 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:529 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:15,455
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:146
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,404
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  84/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,545
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,043 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,681
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  79/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,331
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:885
Average Rating:  76/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,165
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  80/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,141
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,647
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:745
Rank in 1960s207Overall Rank:2,348
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:738
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,371
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,549
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 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%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 193 76%
United Kingdom 16 6%
Brazil 8 3%
France 7 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Argentina 4 2%
Poland 2 1%
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