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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 23,000 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 Kinks, John Coltrane, Monks and 13th Floor Elevators.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,204 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:119,242
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,552 votes)
Comments: 289 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,631 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:77,169
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,786 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:46,533
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,358 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,513
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  79/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,944
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  82/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,383
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  80/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,284
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  79/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,109
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  81/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,983
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:909
Average Rating:  79/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,966
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  80/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 8 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%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
John Coltrane 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 60%
United Kingdom 57 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 11 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Australia 4 1%
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