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Best Albums of 1966

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1966 year summaryThe best artists of 1966 were The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Simon And Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, The Mothers of Invention, The Monks, The Kinks, John Coltrane and 13th Floor Elevators.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,845 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:103,999
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,041 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,340 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:65,369
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,409 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:40,293
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,112 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,844
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  82/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,707
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  79/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  79/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,849
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  79/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,792
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:859
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,661
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:926
Average Rating:  76/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,638
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:941
Average Rating:  79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 153 61%
United Kingdom 45 18%
France 11 4%
Brazil 10 4%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 2%
Canada 3 1%
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