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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 26,000 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, John Coltrane, The Kinks and 13th Floor Elevators.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,407 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:127,698
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,830 votes)
Comments: 316 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,803 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:84,154
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,011 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,254 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:50,282
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,527 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,861
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  79/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,195
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  81/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,744
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,718
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:871
Average Rating:  80/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,221
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:888
Average Rating:  80/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,055
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  79/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
John Coltrane 4 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 60%
United Kingdom 62 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 12 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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