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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, Frank Zappa, The Kinks, John Coltrane and Monks.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,263 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:121,831
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,650 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,682 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:79,615
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,865 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:47,727
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,732
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  79/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,031
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  82/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,478
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  80/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,424
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,181
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,017
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:925
Average Rating:  79/100 (175 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:182 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,929
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:964
Average Rating:  80/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
John Coltrane 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 205 60%
United Kingdom 59 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 11 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Australia 4 1%
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