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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 22,000 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, 13th Floor Elevators, John Coltrane and Monks.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,127 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:116,872
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,454 votes)
Comments: 276 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,572 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:74,828
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,716 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,084 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:45,080
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,301 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,253
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  80/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,004
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  82/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,322
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  80/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,208
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  79/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,024
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:866
Average Rating:  80/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,944
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:896
Average Rating:  79/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,876
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  79/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 194 60%
United Kingdom 57 18%
Brazil 13 4%
France 11 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 6 2%
Australia 4 1%
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