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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 34,000 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 Beach Boys, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Oscar Peterson and Jorge Ben.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:17,705
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:15,774
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,245
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,002
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  79/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,644
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:894
Average Rating:  76/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,368
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,588
Average Rating:  80/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,323
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:787
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,483
Average Rating:  77/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,839
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 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%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 205 72%
Brazil 18 6%
United Kingdom 14 5%
France 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 8 3%
Argentina 3 1%
Poland 3 1%
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