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Best Albums of 1963

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1963 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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 John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:19,471
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:762 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,702
Rank in 1960s28Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,189 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,602
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,313 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,146
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  79/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,629
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:949
Average Rating:  76/100 (921 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,477
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,553
Average Rating:  78/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,299
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,738
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:1,017
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,141
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:859
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s243Overall Rank:2,888
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
John Coltrane 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 227 69%
United Kingdom 25 8%
Brazil 22 7%
Mixed Nationality 10 3%
France 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Italy 3 1%
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