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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 35,000 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 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:653 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:18,409
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (735 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,391
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,149 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,312
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,253 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,082
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  79/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,654
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  76/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,419
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,339
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  80/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 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:826
Rank in 1960s210Overall Rank:2,435
Average Rating:  78/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,483
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:2,872
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 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%
John Coltrane 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 219 71%
United Kingdom 21 7%
Brazil 18 6%
France 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 7 2%
Germany 4 1%
Poland 3 1%
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