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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 29,000 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:540 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:15,579
Rank in 1960s26Overall Rank:147
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (607 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:14,541
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (990 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:5,612
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,074 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:3,705
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  79/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,370
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:897
Average Rating:  76/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,602
Average Rating:  80/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,173
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,639
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:742
Rank in 1960s210Overall Rank:2,409
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:737
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,425
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s224Overall Rank:2,606
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 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 192 75%
United Kingdom 16 6%
Brazil 11 4%
France 8 3%
Mixed Nationality 6 2%
Argentina 4 2%
Italy 2 1%
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