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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 19,000 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, 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,921 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:107,483
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,134 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,383 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:67,584
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,477 votes)
Comments: 159 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:41,499
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,161 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,004
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  79/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,807
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  81/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,114
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  79/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,922
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  80/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,870
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  78/100 (142 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:145 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,806
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,697
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:930
Average Rating:  80/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 157 60%
United Kingdom 46 17%
France 11 4%
Brazil 9 3%
Italy 5 2%
Germany 4 2%
Netherlands 4 2%
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