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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 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 Jorge Ben.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Black Saint And The Sinner LadyUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:19,389
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:134
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,574
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,186 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,517
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,299 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:4,157
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  79/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,616
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  76/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,471
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,291
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,745
Average Rating:  80/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:1,010
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,142
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:844
Rank in 1960s209Overall Rank:2,444
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:683
Rank in 1960s241Overall Rank:2,868
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 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%
John Coltrane 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 228 69%
United Kingdom 25 8%
Brazil 21 6%
Mixed Nationality 10 3%
France 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Jamaica 3 1%
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