Best Albums of 1963

Listed below are the best albums of 1963 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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 Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Beach Boys, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane and Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach.
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1963
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15,108
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2,285
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1963
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1,252
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989
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822
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583
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Total albums: 458. Page 1 of 46

Best Albums of 1963 composition

Country Albums %


United States 308 67%
United Kingdom 37 8%
Brazil 22 5%
France 15 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
Germany 11 2%
Canada 7 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 437 95%
Yes 21 5%
Live? Albums %
No 443 97%
Yes 15 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 454 99%
Yes 4 1%
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