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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 20,000 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, Monks, The Kinks, 13th Floor Elevators and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,996 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:111,224
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,250 votes)
Comments: 252 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,453 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:70,900
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,555 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,016 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:43,185
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,002
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,894
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  82/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,268
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  79/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,201
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,960
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,826
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:894
Average Rating:  79/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,772
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:928
Average Rating:  80/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 170 59%
United Kingdom 48 17%
Brazil 12 4%
France 11 4%
Germany 7 2%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 1%
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