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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 36,000 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:670 charts
Rank in 1963:1Rank Score:18,840
Rank in 1960s25Overall Rank:139
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

The Freewheelin' Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1963Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1963:2Rank Score:16,376
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,163 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Please Please MeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:499 charts
Rank in 1963:3Rank Score:6,483
Rank in 1960s51Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,266 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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4.

Live At The ApolloUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1963Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1963:4Rank Score:4,076
Rank in 1960s70Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  79/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

With The BeatlesUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1963Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1963:5Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  76/100 (887 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,396
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,280
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,730
Average Rating:  80/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:975
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating:  78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:848
Rank in 1960s208Overall Rank:2,413
Average Rating:  78/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

Night TrainCanada The Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1963Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1963:10Rank Score:677
Rank in 1960s239Overall Rank:2,848
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1963 composition

Artist Albums %


The Beatles 3 1%
John Coltrane 3 1%
Charles Mingus 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 222 69%
United Kingdom 25 8%
Brazil 21 7%
France 9 3%
Mixed Nationality 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Poland 3 1%
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