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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 15,000 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, John Coltrane, The Kinks and 13th Floor Elevators.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,730 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:98,960
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,859 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,237 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:61,511
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,287 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:869 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,333
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,013 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,391
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:443
Average Rating: 81/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,341
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:448
Average Rating: 79/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,628
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:560
Average Rating: 79/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,512
Rank in 1960s69Overall Rank:590
Average Rating: 79/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,685
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:837
Average Rating: 77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,672
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:843
Average Rating: 78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,524
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:916
Average Rating: 80/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 137 61%
United Kingdom 44 20%
Brazil 9 4%
France 7 3%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
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