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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:643 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:18,279
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:717 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:15,873
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,134 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,196
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,045
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:611
Average Rating:  79/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,629
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:910
Average Rating:  76/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,382
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating:  78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,355
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,624
Average Rating:  80/100 (126 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:825
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,421
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:91 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:804
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,470
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:662
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,853
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 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 212 73%
Brazil 18 6%
United Kingdom 14 5%
France 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 5 2%
Germany 4 1%
Jamaica 3 1%
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